Day 7 C9: Orzo with Basil Pesto, Shredded Ham Hock and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Well day 7 and we are having something Italian. This takes no time at all! In fact… You ought to have it done by the time your Orzo cooks. This recipe comes in at 438 calories.


You will need:

120g Orzo

80g Pre Cooked Shredded Ham Hock

60g Fresh Basil

1 Large Garlic Clove

1 tbs Grated Parmesan

1 tbs of Toasted Pine Nuts

4 Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

5 tbs Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

Pea-Shoots for Dressing


For the Pesto:

1. In a blender add the basil, garlic, olive oil, parmesan and a little salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and a sort of mint sauce consistency.


1. Cut the tomatoes in half and sprinkle over a little salt then cook in the oven for about 15 minutes at 160 degrees.

2. Cook the Orzo then drain. Stir in the ham hock and 2 tbs of Pesto while the Orzo is still hot.

3. Arrange in the dish and top with the tomtoes, pea-shoots and a few twists of black pepper.



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