Creamy Lemon Shrimp & Orzo with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Creamy Lemon Shrimp with Orzo and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

fresh ingredients


  • 10 oz
  • 6 oz
    orzo pasta
  • 2 oz
  • 1 oz
    minced garlic
  • 1 oz
    chili paste
  • 2 oz
    heavy cream
  • 1 oz
  • 4 oz
  • 4 oz
    parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz
  • 1 oz
    garlic butter
  • 4 oz
    seasoned panko breadcrumb

Not Included

Olive oil

Salt & pepper


Kitchen Items Needed

Medium pot with lid 

Large skillet

Zester/box grater

Small bowl for lemon juice


Cutting board & knife 

Paper towel 

Bowl for shrimp 

cook along


Fill a medium pot with water; cover & heat to boiling on high;

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; remove & discard the tails if needed.

Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise (half moons);

Finely chop parsley;

Zest lemon. Remove seeds & juice lemon.

1Cook Pasta

Add pasta to the pot of boiling water & cook, uncovered, 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly & return to the pot. 

2Prepare Shrimp

Place shrimp in a bowl. Add the chopped garlic, capers, & as much of the chili paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Add a small drizzle of olive oil & season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine, set aside. 

3Toast Breadcrumbs

In a medium skillet, melt garlic butter over high heat. Add breadcrumbs & toast for 2-3 minutes until golden & fragrant. Set aside.

4Cook Zucchini

While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add sliced zucchini in an even layer & cook, without stirring, 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip over & cook for a further 2 minutes until golden. Remove from skillet, place on plate. 

5Cook Shrimp

Add a drizzle of olive oil to same skillet. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque & cooked through. Turn off the heat & set aside. 

6Finish the Dish

To the pot of cooked pasta, add the cooked shrimp & zucchini, heavy cream, & lemon juice. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt & pepper if desired. 


Serve the finished shrimp & pasta in bowls or plates & top with toasted breadcrumbs, cheese, & parsley.