Tempt My Tummy Tuesday…Orecchiette with Peas, Shrimp, and Buttermilk Herb Dressing

by Lisa on August 1, 2011

  This week I am sharing another recipe which calls for minimal heat in the kitchen.  🙂  I found this recipe in the June issue of Cooking Light magazine  and thought it was a perfect summertime dish for a picnic or potluck and to share with YOU.  I hope you enjoy as well.

 

 

 

Orecchiette with Peas, Shrimp, and Buttermilk Herb Dressing

  • Try orecchiette pasta to make this perfect summer time dish!

    8 oz uncooked orecchiette pasta (or medium shell-shaped pasta)

  • 1 cup unshelled green peas (about 1 pound unshelled peas) or frozen peas
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.  Add peas and shrimp during last 2 minutes of cooking.  Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Combine pasta mixture and radishes in a large bowl.  Combine mayonnaise and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.  Pour over pasta mixture, tossing to coat.  Cover and let stand 20 minutes.  Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill until ready to serve.  Yield: 4 servings (serving size 1 1/2 cup).

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Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline August 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Oh…your recipe sounds so good…I love shrimp and I love pasta. I hope you are having a wonderful summer! Stay cool or at least try. God Bless!

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Jill August 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

HI Lisa,
I shared my Almond Date Bar with a video and two articles I hope fit in!

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Mary August 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I love Cooking Light magazine. I can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks for hosting once more.

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Ali August 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Thank you so much for hosting 😀

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Georgia August 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Sounds delish!!!

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{esther} Our Simple Country Life August 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

Thanks so much for hosting the link-up! :0)

Much Love & Blessings,
ESTHER

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Jane August 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

It’s nice to be able to cook something yummy without heating up the kitchen and with minimal effort. Thanks for sharing and for hosting today!

Jane
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Bibi August 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

That is a perfect summer recipe….I love cold pasta dishes in the summer.

Thank you for sharing the recipe and for hosting. I am sharing my recipe for Beef Rouladen this week 🙂

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Michelle August 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Interesting. I love pasta with light cream type sauces… but I have to say that I don’t think I can do it with all the low fat ingredients. They just don’t taste the same to me 🙂 Gotta love keeping that heat out of the kitchen though!

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Lisa August 4, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I understand, Michelle. But, I am really working on my weight loss, so I am trying to reduce where I can. 🙂

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