Seafood, tomato sauce and orzo meet up with feta cheese in this simple and satisfying shrimp marinara soup recipe!
My current favorite place to buy shrimp is our fabulous local seafood store, here in Apex. It’s called The Fish House, and their motto is Love, Peace and Fish Grease, and they have such fabulous seafood that I am currently scheduling at least one seafood recipe a week just to have the chance to pop in and check out the selections of the week.
One thing I always leave with is a bag of North Carolina shrimp, because I can always come up with a shrimp recipe on the spot (we have been known to have shrimp cocktail and only shrimp cocktail for dinner every now and then, because WHY NOT?)
And it is very handy to have a pile of shrimp on hand, because one day I rummaged around in my kitchen and found a hunk of feta cheese, some orzo and a jar of really nice marinara sauce, and the wheels started to turn!
Here’s how you make shrimp marinara soup!
I mixed up a combination of chicken broth and wine (because you KNOW I always have wine in the house) and cooked the orzo up in that until it was nice and tender.
Then I added the marinara sauce and some chopped up shrimp, and simmered it all up until the shrimp was nice and tenderly cooked.
All that was left to do at that point was ladle it into bowls and garnish the whole thing with a handful of crumbled feta cheese, some chopped parsley (another thing I always always have) and a grinding of fresh pepper.
If you don’t live within driving distance of The Fish House, here’s a handy guide from the folks at Serious Eats about the best way to choose and store your own shrimpies. And after you have them, try some shrimp soup for supper. Cheesy, warm, comfort food goodness!Print
Shrimp, marinara sauce and orzo meet up with feta cheese in this simple and satisfying soup recipe.
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 cups chicken broth (I like the Pacific and Imagine brands)
- 1/2 cup orzo pasta
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Fresh chopped parsley
- Fresh ground pepper
- Put the wine and broth in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add orzo and cook until done, about 7 minutes.
- Add marinara sauce and shrimp and simmer until shrimp is cooked through, another 2 minutes or so.
- Ladle into warmed bowls, garnish with cheese, parsley and a generous grinding of pepper and serve.
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