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Friday, April 4, 2014

Greek Shrimp


Shrimp simmered in an herb-infused tomato
 sauce and topped with feta cheese. 
Make it all in one pan to serve, or prepare
ahead and bake for 10 minutes.
 Most of the ingredients are always in
my house. I only needed to buy feta cheese.
The rest of the cheese will be
used in a salad or an omelet.
 Saute the chopped onion in olive oil for 4
minutes until softened; then add the chopped
garlic and cook another minute.
Stir in the tomatoes and herbs. If you like you 
food with a little more kick, just add 1/4 t
red pepper flakes.
 Add a splash of wine.
Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. You can stop
here and finish cooking later.
either: When ready to eat, stir in the shrimp and
 cook for 2-3 minutes and top with crumbled feta
and cook another minute.
 or: remove from heat, add the shrimp and
when ready to finish, pop into a 425º oven
for 10 minutes to cook the shrimp 
and melt the cheese. A good time to put
bread in the oven too.
 Serve over rice. 3-4 servings.
Greek Shrimp
2 T olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic gloves, minced
28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 t oregano
1 t basil
1/2 t thyme
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
(1/4 t red pepper flakes, opt.) 
a splash of wine (1/4 C)
1 to 1-1/4 lbs XL shrimp, peeled
4 oz crumbled feta cheese

Heat oil in a large skillet over MH heat. 
Saute the onion for about 4 minutes; add
the garlic and cook another minute. Add
the tomatoes, seasonings, and wine and 
bring to a boil. Reduce heat to ML and 
simmer for 5-10 minutes. Stir in the 
shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes until the 
shrimp are barely cooked through. Sprinkle
the feta cheese over the top and cook 
another minute or until the cheese starts
 to melt. serve over rice. 

alt: Make the sauce ahead and remove
from heat. When ready to finish, stir in the 
shrimp and sprinkle the top with feta and 
bake at 425º for 10  minutes until the shrimp
 are cooked through and the cheese melts.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. I adore Greek food, Rita. I had this dish in a Greek restaurant in Manhattan years ago. I will definitely be getting some shrimp and feta to make this. Feta is a favorite of mine, and it is lower in fat than most other cheeses. xo

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  2. This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry

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  3. Awesome Recipe..!! Soon will try to prepare this yaar. and you know I amlso expert in making prawns pickle online in andhra style

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