Garides Saganaki (Shrimp Saganaki)


If you've ever had this in a restaurant, well, a good restaurant, you'll want to learn to make it yourself! It's so delicious. I first had this at Zaytinya, which is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. They also do a broccoli saganaki which is delicious. In any event, definitely give this a shot.

The original recipe categorizes this as an appetizer portion, but I doubled the recipe for dinner. I think next time I will add bay scallops as well just to add some variety! It would also be good over some pasta -- I could just keep on going. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup onion (chopped) 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic (chopped) 1/2 cup tomato (chopped) 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1 splash ouzo (or mastic liqueur, optional) -- I left this out b/c I didn't have any on hand salt and pepper to taste 1/4 pound shrimp 1 handful parsley (chopped) 1/2 cup feta (crumbled) -- mine had Mediterranean spices in it, even better! Directions: 1. Heat the oil in a pan. 2. Add the onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. 3. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and saute for 30 seconds. 4. Add the tomato, oregano and ouzo and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. 5. Add the shrimp and simmer for 30 seconds per side. 6. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley. 7. Transfer to a baking dish and top with the feta cheese. 8. Bake in a preheated 425F oven until the sauce is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

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