Shrimps Saganaki (Greek Recipe)

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This is a Greek starter recipe that is also eaten as an ouzo 'meze' (snack). It is a delicious dish that I'd only tried in restaurants but when I tried to make it at home I found out I made it as good and delicious. With a small alteration of adding pasta you can turn this dish into a delicious seafood pasta dish.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, with shells

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (Optional)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package feta cheese, cubed

  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring about 2 inches of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the shrimp, the water should just cover them. Boil for 5 minutes, then drain, reserving the liquid, and set aside.

  2. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan. Add the onions; cook and stir until the onions are soft. Mix in the parsley, wine, tomatoes, garlic powder, and remaining olive oil. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.

  3. While the sauce is simmering, the shrimps should have become cool enough to handle. First remove the legs by pinching them, and then pull off the shells, leaving the head and tail on.

  4. When the sauce is thickened, stir in the shrimp stock and shrimp. Bring to a simmer, and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the feta cheese and remove from the heat. Let stand until the cheese starts to melt. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
27g Fat
10g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 223mg 74%
Sodium 1035mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 363mg 28%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 419mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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