Barley with seafood

The ultimate recipe of the Easter Holidays by our chef Karolina Doriti, using Wise Greece products.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

10 shrimps (fresh or frozen)
3 squids (fresh or frozen), peeled and sliced
10-12 mussels with the shell, cleaned
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 bay leaf
120ml ouzo
300gr Wise Greece Exclusive baked orzo
4 tbsp olive oil + a little extra for serving
400gr fresh grated tomatoes (we can replace them with ready-made)
700ml seafood broth (or simple ready-made vegetable broth)
1-2 tbsp capers
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper


If we use frozen shrimp, let them thaw. We remove the shell and the intestine.
Place a large and deep frying pan with a lid over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and sauté the squid and shrimps for 2-3 minutes. Add the ouzo and bring them to a boil. Transfer them to a plate along with their liquids.
In the same pan add another 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté the orzo for 1-2-3 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl.
In the same pan, sauté the onions, garlic, chili flakes and bay leaf in the remaining oil and mix. Add the orzo, salt and pepper and stir again. Add the grated tomatoes and the hot broth and wait for it to come to a boil.
Lower the heat and close the lid. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes while in between check and stir gently from time to time, until it “drinks” most of its liquids and starts to “thicken”. Add the mussels, squid and shrimps, and close the lid again for another 5 minutes, until the mussels open. Add the parsley, a little extra pepper, and remove from the heat. Serve immediately with a little olive oil.

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