As much as I enjoyed cooking the Thanksgiving meal this year, washing up all of the pans, skillets, and baking dishes wore me out! I was looking for a break but still wanted to cook something that did not require so many pans. Just before the holiday, I had purchased a new cookbook by Melissa Clark, titled Dinner in One - Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals. In this new book was my answer.
Ms. Clark's latest cookbook is filled entirely with recipes for one-pan meals that I plan on fully exploring. The first one I tried was her Skillet Shrimp Scampi. Each recipe includes notes on following the exact recipe or how to make it your own with what you prefer or have available. And that is exactly what I did here. I started with the shrimp scampi orzo pasta, but added in arugula greens in two ways, first wilted into the orzo, and then a sprinkling of fresh chopped arugula to finish on top. I look forward to creating many more of the recipes in this cookbook. Below is my version of Ms. Clark's shrimp scampi recipe.