Father’s Day Ideas from Nordic Ware

Christine Petersen from the Nordic Ware Factory Store shows us a Grilled Shrimp and Orzo Salad recipe and some grilling gift ideas for dad!

Grilled Shrimp and Orzo Salad


  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Shrimp Marinade

  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails off (thawed if frozen)


  • 1/2 cup scallions, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cup red onion, small diced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, seeded and medium diced
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (or remaining) Shrimp Marinade
  • 4 oz. crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, to squeeze over salad

Cook the orzo: Fill a pot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt and a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Cook orzo 9-11 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Marinate the shrimp: Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl. In a medium bowl add 1/4 cup Shrimp Marinade and shrimp, tossing well. Marinate shrimp in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Make the salad: In a serving bowl, combine cooked orzo, scallions, red onion, fresh dill, fresh parsley, cucumber, salt, pepper and remaining marinade.

Grill the shrimp: Remove the shrimp from the marinade and shake off extra marinade. Grill on grill pan over direct heat, 2 to 4 minutes per side.

Add the grilled shrimp and the Feta to the salad. Toss carefully, squeeze the half lemon over all, toss again and serve.


Grill Gift Ideas:

(on sale now through Father’s Day at the Nordic Ware Factory Store)

  • Vertical Beer Can Chicken Roaster
  • Chicken Leg Griller and Jalapeno Roaster
  • Meatball Grilling Pan
  • Stuffed Burger Press
  • Sizzlin’ Steak Server
  • Stainless Steel Tortilla Bowl Maker
  • Personal Size Burger Trays
  • Stovetop Kettle Smoker