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Spicy Spanish Shrimp, Cheesy Orzo and Roasted Green Beans


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided

  • 1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed of stem ends

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1/2 pound orzo pasta

  • 1/4 pound chorizo or other spicy sausage, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 pound medium to large shrimp, deveined

  • 1 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika

  • 1 can diced tomatoes (15 ounces)

  • 1 cup grated or shredded Manchego cheese or other tangy white cheese

  • A handful of flat leaf parsley, finely chopped


Bring a pot of water to a boil for the orzo pasta. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. When the oven is hot, pile the green beans on a cookie sheet, coat with 2 tablespoons EVOO, then season with salt and pepper. Roast 15 minutes until brown at edges and tender.