- 1 large ear sweet corn in husk
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup uncooked whole wheat orzo pasta
- 6 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
- 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
- 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Carefully peel back corn husk to within 1 in. of bottom; remove silk. Brush corn with oil. Rewrap corn in husk and secure with kitchen string. Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until tender, turning often.
- Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
- Thread asparagus spears onto two parallel metal or soaked wooden skewers. Rub shrimp with jerk seasoning; thread onto two skewers. Grill asparagus and shrimp, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender and shrimp turn pink, turning once.
- Cut corn from cob; place in a large bowl. Cut asparagus into 1-in. pieces; add to bowl. Add the shrimp, orzo and red pepper. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Grilled Jerk Shrimp Orzo Salad
"Made this for dinner today. Just ok. The shrimp and seasoning tasted good but everything else had little flavor. Will not make again."
"I would remake this recipe with a jerk recipe of my own that doesn't require a bought Caribbean jerk seasoning. Also, I blanched the asparagus in the water that I used to cook the orzo. I used frozen corn. I barbequed the shrimp and served it with the orzo vegetable mix. I think it was a good combination."
"I love this dish! I double it every time deliberately to have leftovers. I freeze them in single-size portions and it reheats well. My spin on the recipe:Double everything, but triple the sauce. I only add double amount of vinegar, though, to cut down on the sharpness it adds.I add one purple onion, thinly sliced, and saute' it lightly with the red onion before mixing with the rest.Delicious recipe!"
"This was AMAZING. The only thing I'm going to change next time is to make the sweet corn inside and stir fry the asparagus inside, as we have a very small grill."
"Very nice.I made my version of 'jerk', substitued arbosio rice.This is definitely in my repetoir now."
"This salad was fantastic. Even tho I modified it. I used Creole seasoning instead of the Jerk seasoning.. because thats what I had at home.I also pan roasted the corn and asparagus and pan roasted the shrimp, as it was too hot outside to grill. I made a simpler dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper (I did make the other and found it too diluted with the water and vinegar... (no need to have both vinegar and lime/lemon juice in the same recipe IMHO). All in all, it was met by rave reviews and i will most definitely make this again. I also used tomato instead of red pepper because we don't like em."
"Incredible! We loved this recipe and made no changes except doubled it as it only serves 2. It was delicious. The jerk seasoning I used was a recipe from Cooking Light for the jerk corn on the cob. Try it...you'll love it!!"
"Excellent flavor! This recipe reminds me of eating out on the porch. We substitute chicken and double the amount of orzo. This is a keeper!"
"I doubled the dressing to add more flavor. Was very good. I give it a "B""
"While it was alot of work, it was awesome. Had to substitute the asparagus due to allergy. There were NO LEFTOVERS on this one and fights over who got to eat seconds."