shrimps-saganaki with feta tomato sauce and ouzo recipe

Shrimps Saganaki With Tomato Sauce & Feta

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A delicious Greek traditional dish for saganaki shrimps with tomato sauce, feta, and ouzo!

An easy recipe that everyone will love! Ideal for lunch, dinner, or family tables! Serve with rice, french fries or crispy baked potatoes or just with some fresh homemade bread!

You need some basic ingredients, some nice fresh or frozen shrimp, and a few minutes of your time to prepare your meal.

These saganaki shrimps with tomato, ouzo, and feta have a rich, savory, and sweet sauce that you won’t be able to stop eating! Try to use fresh ingredients to boost the aromas and flavor of this delicious recipe!

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Shrimps Saganaki With Tomato & Feta Recipe

shrimps-saganaki with feta tomato sauce and ouzo recipe

Shrimps Saganaki With Tomato Sauce & Feta

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A delicious Greek traditional dish for saganaki shrimps with tomato sauce, feta, and ouzo! You need some basic ingredients, some nice fresh or frozen shrimp, and a few minutes of your time to prepare your meal. An easy recipe that everyone will love! Ideal for lunch, dinner, or family tables! Serve with rice, french fries or crispy baked potatoes or just with some fresh homemade bread!
Prep Time 15 mins
20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 381 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gr shrimps , remove the shell from the body, but with head and tail intact, fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium green bell pepper , finely diced
  • 2 large tomatoes , grated ( ≈2 cups)
  • 1 small yellow onion , finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 200 gr feta , crumbled
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup ouzo
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano , fresh or dry
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch chili flakes
  • 1-2 star anise , optional

Instructions
 

  • Place a large pan over high heat, add one tablespoon of the olive oil, and let it get hot.
  • Season the shrimps with salt and pepper right before cooking and add them to the hot pan.
  • Sauté for one minute total, until they are golden red on both sides. We don't want to overcook them.
  • When ready, transfer to a plate and set aside. 
  • Add the rest of the olive oil to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-high.
  • Add the diced onion, green bell pepper, salt, black pepper, chili flakes, oregano, and star anise. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until soft.
  • Add the minced garlic and mix for a minute.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix for a minute.
  • Add the ouzo and let evaporate all the alcohol.
  • Add the grated tomato and sugar and bring to a boil.
  • Add the fresh basil and the shrimps. Mix the ingredients and let cook for 9-10 minutes until you have a rich, thick sauce.
  • Last add the crumbled feta and let it melt for 1-2 minutes in the hot sauce.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and enjoy!

Notes

  • Served with:
    • wild rice, tasty french fries, yummy crispy baked potatoes, delicious mashed potato, or fresh toasted bread.
  • Variations: 
    • Add more or less garlic, canned crushed tomatoes instead of fresh, and fresh arugula on top.
    • Spice up with flavors like chili flakes, or hot sauce, spicy, sweet, or smoked paprika.
    • Skip the ouzo if you can not find it, but unfortunately, the recipe will not have the same aroma and taste.
  • Storage: Serve and enjoy it immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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A Few More Notes About This Shrimp Saganaki Ouzo Recipe

  • Served with:
  • Variations: 
    • Add more or less garlic, canned crushed tomatoes instead of fresh, and fresh arugula on top.
    • Spice up with flavors like chili flakes, or hot sauce, spicy, sweet, or smoked paprika.
    • Skip the ouzo if you can not find it, but unfortunately, the recipe will not have the same aroma and taste.
  • Storage: Serve and enjoy it immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Extra Tips:
    • Be careful not to overcook the shrimps. They only need a few minutes of cooking. We want the shrimps tender and juicy.
    • Use the same utensil when cooking. This is the way to keep all the aromas and flavors of all the different ingredients. A useful tip to have for a taste and rich sauce.
    • You can use a well-cleaned shrimp with its head and tail because these are going to boost your sauce with more seafood aromas, juices, and flavor!

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Nutrition Facts

*This is an estimated nutrition chart provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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