Decadently Creamy Shrimp and Scallop Scampi With Orzo

Decadently Creamy Shrimp and Scallop Scampi With Orzo created by Papa D 1946-2012

I found myself without a car today and had to come up with dinner from things in the freezer and pantry. A quick inventory was pointing me in the direction of scampi but I wanted something a bit different. This is still very garlicky and yet the creamy cheesy sauce makes it somewhat comforting and very decadent. Served it with some steamed broccoli and crusty bread.

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  • Melt butter in pan and add garlic and orzo. Add some of the Bahama Mama seasoning (I prefer it to the Old Bay). Cook about 5 minutes or until orzo turns a golden brown. Be careful not to burn it.
  • Add clam broth and water. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes stirring occassionally to keep from clumping.
  • Add mushrooms, shrimp, and scallops. Stir and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy cream and cheese. Cover and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, or more of the Bahama Mama seasoning to taste.
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"I found myself without a car today and had to come up with dinner from things in the freezer and pantry. A quick inventory was pointing me in the direction of scampi but I wanted something a bit different. This is still very garlicky and yet the creamy cheesy sauce makes it somewhat comforting and very decadent. Served it with some steamed broccoli and crusty bread."

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  1. zarzarf
    Please remove my comments since nobody answered me back
  2. zarzarf
    Can someone answer my questions?
  3. zarzarf
    Can I use cajun seasoning instead of old bay? Also can I use half and half instead of heavy cream?
  4. Papa D 1946-2012
    This is absolutely delicious! So full of flavor and creamy, a decadent comfort food indeed. I cut the recipe in half and made as written using the Old Bay Seasoning. This goes into my seafood rotation and will be made often. Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe. *Made for Spring 2011 PAC*
  5. Papa D 1946-2012
    Decadently Creamy Shrimp and Scallop Scampi With Orzo Created by Papa D 1946-2012
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