June Recipes

Lemony Shrimp-and-Orzo Skillet

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Lemony Shrimp and Orzo Skillet
Hands On:
5 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes


  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee salted butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, halved and sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 ¼ cups Hy-Vee orzo, dry
  • ¼ cup Gustare Vita white wine vinegar
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 lb Fish Market 100% natural cooked shrimp, (26-30 ct.), tails removed
  • 3 cups Full Circle Market organic baby spinach, tightly packed
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ½ tsp Hy-Vee black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh dill, for garnish
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Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add summer squash; cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp-tender. Remove from skillet; set aside. For garnish, add lemon slices to skillet; sear 1 minute or until lightly charred on both sides; remove from skillet and set aside.
Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet; reducing heat to medium-low. Add shallot and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally.
Add uncooked orzo to shallot mixture; stir to coat. Stir in vinegar; cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; gently simmer, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes or until orzo is al dente and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Pat shrimp dry with paper towels. Add shrimp, spinach, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until shrimp reach 145° and spinach is wilted, stirring often. Add squash; stir in lemon zest and juice. Remove from heat. Garnish with charred lemon slices and fresh dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1⅓ cup
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 14g 18%
Saturated Fat: 4.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 155mg 52%
Sodium: 820mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate: 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber: 3g 11%
Sugars: 5g 10%
Protein: 21g 42%

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