Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp)

Marsha Gardner


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 main dish, 8 appetizer
10 Min


  • 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
  • ·
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1
    handful parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    feta cheese, crumbled

How to Make Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp)


  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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