Thursday, April 8, 2010

CEiMB: Garlic Basil Shrimp


I have been horribly neglecting my food clubs. But hopefully, for the time being anyway, I can get back to making my weekly Ellie recipes.

This recipe was chosen by Tea and Scones, and I didn't hesitate for a second when I saw what we were making. Garlic. Basil. Shrimp. Just looking at those three words makes me happy!

It's just as good as it sounds, and incredibly quick and easy to make. The flavors are so fresh and clean that you'll just feel healthier by eating it, without losing on an ounce of flavor.

I served this with an orzo that I cooked al dente, and then added big handfuls of chopped spinach and feta cheese. A bit of salt and pepper and you have the perfect side dish.

Click here for the recipe.

31 comments:

AppleC said...

Super dish. Ellie does it again. I just love how something with so much flavor can come together so quickly.
It looks great.

Melody said...

How was the feta in the orzo? :) Looks like a delicious, healthy meal!

Heidi said...

My husband would be in love with this shrimp! Thanks for sharing :)

Sook said...

Oh wow, all my favorite ingredients in one dish and so simple to fix! I love garlic and basil together. They are a perfect combination.

Joanne said...

I love both the main and the side dish! Perfect pairing.

Kim said...

I like the garlic shrimp, but I'm all about the orzo with the spinach and feta:D Orzo is one of my favorite pasta shapes. Looks delicious!

Velva said...

Love it! The shrimp dish is a perfect pairing with the orzo (yum, with spinach and feta).

Another great recipe. Thanks.

JK said...

YUp, I got happy when I read those words too and we LOVE orzo pasta!
~ingrid

Kathleen said...

This sounds amazing! I can't wait to try this! Your photo is great!

Diana's Cocina said...

I know my family would love this dish. Great job!!

Michelle said...

Ahhhh shrimp! Always a welcome favorite! And your shrimp are so big too!

JG said...

This looks so yummy! Shrimp and tomatoes! We will enjoy this for dinner.

Barbara said...

I don't watch Ellie...only accidentally. And this looks like a great dish, too. I better find out when she is on!

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

I have been so behind with CEiMB recently, and I was so sad to miss this one because it sounds perfect for me! I need to pick up some basil this weekend, and then this one is definitely going on my menu for next week. Great idea with the orzo, spinach, and cheese. Yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

Perfect for summer!

Krista said...

This is absolutely lovely and perfect as the warmer weather finally comes our way. Your pictures look so good!

Alissa said...

Dang, that looks awesome! I LOVE mixing spinach & feta into rice! Isn't it crazy delicious?! Looks like the perfect meal...and beautiful photos!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Ooh! Love this shrimp paired with orzo. I pretty much love all of Ellie's recipes...they are so healthy and fresh, yet delicious!

Ioana said...

Yum! This looks delicious and so easy to make! Can't wait to try it!

Erica said...

So colorful! What a great meal- I will need to make something like this for Josh. Love love orzo. Happy weekend :)

Sasha said...

Gorgeous recipe : )

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I love this! Really delicious flavors - some of my favorites!

Nazarina A said...

Normally on Sunday, I have a little time to check out dishes made by other bloggers. The minute I landed here, I knew this beautiful and succulent dish of shrimp goodness I had to prepare!!!

Pam said...

Quick, easy and gourmet - I love dishes like this.

Trish said...

You are right, this does look good! All the right ingredients to tempt a person to make it!

Cucinista said...

I don't think there's anything I don't like about this. Mmmm!

figtree said...

Love the orzo idea! What a great meal, my family would love it.

Barbara Bakes said...

Delicious, quick and easy - sounds like a perfect meal to me!

Pam said...

Love the combo of ingredients! So many good things wrapped up in one dish! Plus it sounds easy to make! Yum!

Katy ~ said...

I have shrimp in my freezer, just waiting for a little lovin'. I so enjoy shrimp and garlic together! Big YUMS up!

mina said...

reading this blog was a terrible mistake. i am starving.