Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Recipe by Juenessa
READY IN: 35mins




  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Fill a large pot with water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and a splash of oil, and bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the orzo and simmer for 9 to 11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it's cooked al dente.
  • Drain and pour into a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.
  • Pour over the hot pasta and stir well.
  • Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Toss to combine and spread out in a single layer.
  • Roast for 5 to 6 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through.
  • Don't overcook!
  • Add the shrimp to the orzo and then add the scallions, dill, parsley, cucumber, onion, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  • Toss well.
  • Add the feta and stir carefully.
  • Set aside at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend, or refrigerate overnight.
  • If refrigerated, taste again for seasonings and bring back to room temperature before serving.
  • **Cook time does not include setting aside for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.