Friday, July 23, 2010

Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Recipe)

Recipe for 4

2 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic cloves, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
16 medium shrimp, whole and heads on
Salt and pepper
Dried oregano,
1/4 cup ouzo (Greek Drink)
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the garlic, then add the onion and cook until softened, but not brown. Add the shrimp (complete with head and shell for flavor) with the salt, pepper, and oregano, to taste. Once simmered, remove the pan from the heat and add the ouzo with caution. Cook for 1 minute and add wine to pan. Simmer another 30 seconds and, using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp from the pan and put on a plate. When the shrimp are cool enough to handle remove the heads and peel off the shells.
Add the crushed tomato in the pan and let it simmer for a five minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan, being careful not to overcook and toss in the sauce. Finally sprinkle the crumbled feta over the contents of the pan and melt it into the sauce by pushing it down with the back of a spoon. Serve with some fresh bread and Greek salad. Enjoy!