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This made-for-eating-outdoors dinner combines bright citrus with the sharp, herbal notes of rosemary and ouzo. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes. Notes: Ouzo is a widely available anise-flavored liqueur from Greece.

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Makes 4 servings


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  • Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium-high heat (you can hold your hand at grill level only 3 to 4 seconds).

  • In a medium pot, bring chicken broth and 2 cups water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until tender to the bite, about 8 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix 1 tbsp. olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, chives, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Drain orzo and transfer to bowl; toss with lemon mixture. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 2 tbsp. olive oil, ouzo, rosemary, 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper. Add shrimp and toss. Set aside for 15 minutes.

  • Trim ends off zucchini and cut on the bias into long, oval, 1/4-in.-thick slices. Brush slices with remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Set aside.

  • Drain shrimp, reserving marinade, and thread onto skewers.

  • Grill zucchini slices and shrimp skewers, covered, 3 minutes. Turn slices and skewers over, brush shrimp with reserved marinade, cover, and cook until zucchini is soft and browned and shrimp is pink and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately, with lemon orzo on the side.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

476 calories; calories from fat 26%; protein 44g; fat 14g; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 2.2g; sodium 979mg; cholesterol 259mg.