Herbed Shrimp With Orzo Carbonara

Herbed Shrimp With Orzo Carbonara


It's a cinch to prepare a lighter spin on a traditional Italian dish that pleases the palate. Explore complex classic flavors balanced by bright shrimp.


Calories Per Serving: 693  |  Serves: 2  |  Minutes: 25

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  1. Season shrimp with a pinch of pepper.
  2. Empty olive oil packet into a medium sauté pan on medium heat. When oil is hot but not spitting or smoking add diced bacon. After 2½ minutes add shrimp and cook bacon until crisp. Remove pan from heat.
  3. In medium pot boil 2 cups of water then add orzo; cover and cook for 7 minutes. Drain remaining liquid in fine colander and set orzo aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl crack 2 eggs and whisk with half the parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of pepper. Place pan with bacon and shrimp back on low heat and add the orzo.
  5. Pour egg mixture into pan and stir for 1 minute making sure not to cook eggs all the way.
  6. Fold in the peas, plate and finish with remaining parmesan cheese.


  • 12 oz raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 oz bacon or pancetta
  • 1.5 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz sweet peas
  • 1 packet orzo
  • 1 packet olive oil
  • 1 packet black pepper
  • 1 packet red pepper flakes

Tools Needed:

  • Sauce pot

  • Ovenproof medium skillet
  • Cooking tongs
  • Chef's knife
  • Whisk
  • Colander