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Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) – Greek Recipe:

2014/09/17 by Varga László

Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe

As i told in a previous article, I had a short summer holiday in Greece where I ate quite a few seafood  dishes, one of the favorite being the following – Shrimp Saganaki or as the Greek call it – Garides Saganaki.

I bought and brought back from Greece lots goodies – feta cheese, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil.

A week a go, Shuang, a friend from China, stayed over so I cooked her the following dish. She licked her fingers

 Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 500 g medium shrimps (about 15-20 pieces)Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  • 50 ml ouzo
  • 400 g cherry tomatoes, but you can use also plum ore other kind of tomatoes
  • 200 g Greek feta cheeseShrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoons red peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • a few bread slices for the side
  • a handful of Kalamata olives for the finishing

 

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic and onion.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes, or if using bigger tomatoes, dice them.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  3. Heat the olive oil in a smaller pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped onion, garlic and red chili flakes and fry until translucent and softened.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes, stir and simmer over medium heat about 5 minutes, the sauce has formed.
  6. Add the whole shrimps, ouzo and the red peppercorns to taste and simmer for 2 minutes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  7. Crumble or cut the feta cheese into cubes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  8. Add the feta cheese and oregano. Cover it with a lid and simmer for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  9. Meanwhile in a different pan heat some olive oil and fry some rye bread to toast.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  10. Serve while shrimps still hot.

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1 Comment »

  1. partyhead says:

    These are wonderful recipes for summer.

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