Photo and Recipe courtesy of <a href='http://www.eatwisconsincheese.com/' target='_blank'>Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.</a>
Yield: 8 servings
qts. plus 1 c. water, divided
c. white wine
lemon cut in half
tablespoons kosher salt
tsp. black peppercorns
lb. uncooked peeled rock shrimp or baby shrimp
lb. dry orzo or pastini pasta
c. plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
blood oranges, divided
c. white balsamic vinegar
tablespoons roasted garlic puree
tsp. sea salt
lb. Calabrese salami, diced small
ounces baby arugula chiffonade
c. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
In large pot, place 2 quarts water, white wine, lemon, bay leaves, kosher salt and peppercorns; bring to boil. Add shrimp; reduce heat to medium. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Drain; discard liquid. Chill shrimp.
Meanwhile, in large pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to a boil. Add pastini. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain; rinse with cool water. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil; refrigerate.
Make dressing. Peel and segment 2 blood oranges; set aside. Juice remaining 2 blood oranges into large bowl. Add remaining 1 cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, remaining 1 cup water, honey, roasted garlic puree and sea salt; whisk to mix well.
In large bowl, combine shrimp, pastini, salami and orange segments. Stir in about 1/2 of the dressing, adding more if necessary.
To serve, spoon pastini salad in middle of bowl; sprinkle arugula around edges. Top with gorgonzola cheese and a few cranks of fresh ground pepper.
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