Prawn and Squid Orzo
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Serves: 2-3
  • 200g squid (sliced into rings)
  • 150g fresh prawns (de-frosted is cooking from frozen)
  • 100g orzo
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbpsn tomato puree
  • 1 tspn smoked paprika
  • 1 tspn chilli flakes
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley and basil (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • Salt/ pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 100ml white wine
  1. Heat a dash of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and garlic and cook on a gentle heat for a few mins until the onions are soft and golden.
  2. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, paprika and chilli flakes. Mix well and then pour in the white wine. Add the orzo and then pour in the hot stock and bring to a boil before turning down to a gentle simmer. Stir regularly for around 10-15 mins until the liquid has reduced by half and is starting to turn to a thick sauce.
  3. Then add the squid and cook for another 4-5 mins. Then add the prawns and cook again for just another 2 mins.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the fresh herbs, lemon juice and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve immediately.
Recipe by A Modern Rose at