Tuscan Shrimp Orzo meal kit

Tuscan-Spiced Shrimp and Orzo with Roasted Tomatoes and Crispy Breadcrumbs

This Tuscan-spiced shrimp and orzo meal had 5-star flavor, and was interesting to cook.

Gail said, “Give this one 5 stars!” It was very tasty. I liked that I used some cooking techniques that I wouldn’t have thought would be the right thing to do. I never would have guessed that I should toast the orzo in the pan, rather than just cooking it in a pot of water like I would if it were rice or spaghetti. Of course, water gets added later, but the toasting first was new to me. I’m still not good at zesting lemons though. I just can’t believe anyone could possibly zest two teaspoons from a lemon. But that’s what they told me to do. Nope, no way, nuh uh. An eighth of a teaspoon maybe. But 2 teaspoons? Not happenin’ over here.

Loved this one
  • Flavor (5 = best)
  • Prep Time (5 = short and easy)
  • Difficulty Level (5 = easiest)
  • Cleanup (5 = quickest)


Gail enthusiastically gives this 5 stars. The new-to-me cooking techniques were interesting, and the taste even more so.


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Glance through the recipe instructions before you begin. Some recipes ask you to chop veggies in the middle of the process, usually while something else is cooking on the stove. I recommend ignoring those instructions. Instead, prep all your veggies before you do anything else. (You can preheat your oven during this time). If you are anything like me, trying to chop vegetables while watching over the cooking process will usually end up with overcooked or burned food, or even knicked fingers.

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