Grilled Shrimp With Lemon-Dill Butter And Orzo Salad
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Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
Lemon Dill Butter
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely-chopped fresh dill
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • Salt to taste
Orzo Salad
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh dill
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste)
  • 1 pound orzo pasta, cooked al dente and drained
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large yellow pepper, finely diced
  • 1 large red pepper, finely diced
  • ½ cup kalamata olives, pitted, quartered
  • 2 scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh oregano
Shrimp
  • 40 jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • Olive oil,as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 medium wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • Fresh dill, for garnish
Instructions
Lemon Dill Butter
  1. Place lemon juice in a small non-reactive saucepan and reduce to 3 tablespoons. Place the butter in a medium bowl, add the lemon syrup and dill, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and scrape into a ramekin. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Orzo Salad
  1. Whisk together the zest, juice, oil, dill, and garlic, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix the pasta, cheese, peppers, olives, and scallions together in a bowl. Pour the vinaigrette over and mix to combine. Add the oregano and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Shrimp
  1. Preheat grill to high. Toss the shrimp in some olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Thread 5 shrimp on a skewer, bending the shrimp so that the skewer passes through it twice. Grill, turning once for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the grill to a large platter and brush generously with Lemon-Dill Butter. Garnish with fresh dill.
  2. This recipe yields 8 servings.
Recipe by Embers and Flame at http://www.embersandflame.com/recipes/grilled-shrimp-with-lemon-dill-butter-and-orzo-salad/