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Oriental Shrimp And Orzo Salad (Contest Winner!)

Recipe Contest Winner – Stephanie Matthews

3-4 Servings

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Ingredients:
  • 24 ounces Contessa large Cooked Tail-off Shrimp

  • 1 pound box of orzo pasta

  • 1/2 cup of green onions, sliced

  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper, minced

  • 1 cup of sliced bamboo shoots

  • 2 cups of snow peas

  • 1 cup of hoisin sauce

  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seed oil

  • 1 tablespoon of hot chili sauce

  • 1/2 cup of rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons of honey

  • 1/3 cup of toasted sesame seeds

Steps:
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  • Add the snow peas and cook for 1 minute. Scoop out the peas and rinse with cold water.

  • Add orzo and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  • In a large bowl add the cold orzo, shrimp, peas, onions, bamboo shoots and red pepper.

  • In a small bowl whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili sauce, vinegar and honey.

  • Pour over salad and toss until well coated. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to marry.