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Shrimp Saganaki

Shrimp Saganaki

[Photographs: Yasmin Fahr]

Add an extra pinch or two of chile flakes if you prefer an even spicier tomato sauce.

About the Author: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!

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Shrimp Saganaki

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Skillet Suppers: Shrimp Saganaki
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced or grated with a Microplane (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano, plus more for garnish
  • ½ tablespoon dried red chile flakes
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped, juice reserved
  • 20 large peeled and deveined shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups crumbled feta
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Procedures

  1. 1

    Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onions and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring until they soften, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano, and chili flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and their juice.

  2. 2

    As the tomatoes soften, break them up with a potato masher or wooden spoon. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes come to a boil. Lower thheat to maintain a bare simmer and cook for 20 minutes, adding up to 1/2 cup water is sauce becomes too thick.

  3. 3

    Add the shrimp and 1 ½ cups of the feta, stirring to combine. Cook until the shrimp are barely cooked through, about 3 minutes. Place in serving bowls and top with the remaining feta and a pinch of oregano. Serve immediately with bread.

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