Greek Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Saldanha Bay Mussels

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Braai Grill Recipe for Greek Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Saldanha Bay Mussels:

Description: This delicious and flavorful salad combines traditional Greek ingredients with succulent grilled shrimp and Saldanha Bay mussels. It’s the perfect dish to enjoy at a braai, with the added bonus of being quick and easy to prepare. The combination of the grilled seafood with the orzo pasta creates a hearty and satisfying meal that is perfect for any occasion.

– 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
– 1 pound of Saldanha Bay mussels, cleaned and debearded
– 1 cup of orzo pasta
– 1 red bell pepper, diced
– 1 cucumber, diced
– 1/2 red onion, diced
– 1/2 cup of kalamata olives, pitted and halved
– 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
– 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
– 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
– 2 cloves of garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
– Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat your braai grill to medium-high heat, around 375-400 degrees Fahrenheit (190-200 degrees Celsius).
2. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the orzo pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked orzo, diced red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, and kalamata olives. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
5. Thread the shrimp onto skewers and brush with some of the dressing. Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until pink and cooked through.
6. In a separate pan, heat some olive oil over medium heat and add the cleaned Saldanha Bay mussels. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the mussels have opened.
7. Remove the shrimp and mussels from the heat and let them cool slightly. Once cooled, remove the shrimp from the skewers and add them to the orzo salad.
8. Top the salad with the cooked mussels and crumbled feta cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy your delicious Greek Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Saldanha Bay Mussels!

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