Greek Pan Fried Shrimp "Garithes Saganaki"
This is among the most known summer appetizers on all the Greek islands. Enjoyed by adults & children alike. Don't forget the fresh bread to dip in the tasty sauce. Also a glass of ouzo is a must for adults:)
Kali Orexi! Have a good appetite!
2 lbfresh shrimp (frozen can be used)
1onion, finely chopped
3/4 colive oil
2medium tomatoes, crushed
1 tsptomato paste
1chili pepper, minced (optional)
·salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tspsugar (optional)
1-2 Tbspchopped flat-leaf parsley
1/3 lbhard feta cheese, cut into small chunks
How to Make Greek Pan Fried Shrimp "Garithes Saganaki"
- If using fresh shrimp, remove the shell from the body, leaving the head and tail intact. Devein by running a sharp knife down the back of the shrimp to remove the vein.
If using frozen shrimp, defrost completely, shell and devein.
- In a heavy-bottomed skillet, sauté onion in the olive oil until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, tomato paste diluted in a little water, chili pepper (if using), salt, pepper and sugar if using. Cook over low heat until the sauce thickens.
Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C).