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shrimp saganaki (greek shrimp)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Marsha Gardner
Florala, AL

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 rating)
yield 4 main dish, 8 appetizer
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For shrimp saganaki (greek shrimp)

  • 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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