I’ve posted my recipe for Crab Cakes before
but this was the Captain’s birthday so I added a few extras to the mix…
Drunken Lemon Orzo
2 cups water
1 cup white wine
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp salt
Zest of one lemon
Juice from 1/2 same lemon
Pinch of paprika
1 1/2 cups orzo pasta
2 tbsp butter
2 scallions finely chopped
Place a medium sized sauce pan over high heat and add the water, white wine, olive oil, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and paprika.
Once the mixture has come to a boil, add the orzo and stir.
When it comes to a boil again, reduce heat to medium and stir once more.
Allow to boil until the pasta is al dente or as preferred.
Strain the orzo into a bowl discarding the liquid – do not rinse.
Never rinse pasta, by the way.
Add the butter to the orzo and stir to combine.
Gently fold in the scallions.
Garnish with a tiny bit of lemon zest or more scallions if desired.
some pretty amazing crab legs…
…and some pastries from an Old Québec pâtisserie