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Greek-style shrimp and orzo - Yiouvetsi

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Greek-style shrimp and orzo - Yiouvetsi


  • Separate the shrimp shells from the meat. Transfer the shells to a pot and add water, the bay leaves, and transfer over medium heat. Boil them for 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain and set them aside.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic, and add them to the pan. Add the sugar and sauté them for 1-2 minutes until caramelized.
  • Add the orzo and sauté it for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and sauté. Cut the cherry tomatoes into slices and add them to the pan. Deglaze the pan with the ouzo and, once evaporated, add the stock from the shrimps.
  • Add salt, pepper, and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes, until the orzo is ready.
  • Remove from the heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the feta grated or into pieces.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Cut the shrimps in half and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, pepper, and mix. Transfer them to the hot pan and cook them for 1 -1 ½ minutes on both sides. Deglaze the pan with the lemon juice and remove from the heat.
  • Serve the orzo and the shrimps with feta cheese, rocket, olive oil, lemon, and pepper.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
31 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
36 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
39 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
8 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
76 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
30 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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