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Garlic Prawns on Lemon and Herb Orzo


This dish is simply divine! Simple and oh so tasty!

  • Serves: 2-4 |
    2-4 servings
  • Difficulty:

  • Prep Time : 10 mins |
  • Cook Time : 15 mins
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Lemon and herb orzo

1 C (250 ml) orzo or rosmarino pasta

2 Tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil

juice and zest of 1 medium lemon

1 C (250 ml) roughly chopped combination of dill, coriander, mint and chives

salt and pepper

Garlic prawns

3 Tbsp (45 ml) butter

2 fat cloves garlic, crushed

2 C (500 ml) shelled and deveined prawn tails, thawed

3 Tbsp (45 ml) chopped flat-leaf parsley

salt and pepper


Lemon and herb orzo

Bring a pot of water to the boil, salt well and add the orzo. Boil uncovered until al dente – it cooks very quickly. Drain and then place back into the pot. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, zest and herbs. Season well and keep to one side.

Garlic prawns

Melt the butter with the garlic in a frying pan until nutty brown and fragrant. Add the prawns and fry until bright pink and glossy. Add the parsley and season lightly.

Serve the orzo on a medium serving dish or on individual plates and top with the garlic prawns. Enjoy with a crisp garden salad.