A while ago, I did a post asking for a healthy recipe. Many of you left me several links to healthy recipes and I appreciate them very much. I looked at all those recipes and found some really good looking recipes that I'd like to try. I bookmarked many of those links and will try them for sure! This recipe comes from Erica at "My Colombian Recipes". I changed the recipe a little bit for my diet but it was still heavenly. Please check Erica's original recipe for a different twist with pine nuts and sugar! I had never tried prawns (or shrimp) with orzo and the combination of these two was just perfect! Asparagus was also fantastic. You must try it. It's healthy AND delicious!!
Warm Orzo, Prawn and Asparagus Salad
Inspired from "My Colombian Recipes"
1 pound orzo pasta
1 bunch, roasted asparagus, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound prawns or shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed or bottled lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the orzo and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite. Drain the pasta and set aside.
2. Saute the prawns or shrimp in olive oil over medium high heat, until the prawns turn pink. Toss in the roasted asparagus (to roast asparagus, drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the asparagus and season them lightly with salt and pepper and bake at 400 degrees F, for about 8-10 minutes, or until the asparagus are slightly softened.), cooked orzo, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir well with a spatula and remove from the heat.