Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp)

Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

This spicy tomato sauce, salty feta cheese and succulent shrimp combo is so good! The recipe calls for Ouzo, which is a Greek anise flavored liqueur. Although you do not taste the ouzo in the final product, unless you use a lot of it, it adds that something to the dish that just makes it better.


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Serves:

4 main dish, 8 appetizer

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

4 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 c
onion, chopped
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
3 clove
garlic, chopped
1 tsp
oregano, dried
2 c
tomato, chopped
1/8 c
ouzo (optional)
1 lb
shrimp
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1
handful parsley, chopped
3/4 c
feta cheese, crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the oil in a pan.

Add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
2
Add the tomato, oregano and ouzo and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
Add the shrimp and simmer for 30 seconds per side.

Remove from heat and stir in the parsley.
3
Transfer to a baking dish and top with the feta cheese.

Bake in a preheated 425-degree oven until the sauce is bubbly, about 10 minutes.
4
Must be served with a great bread to sop up all the luscious tomato and feta sauce.

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