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Shrimp Saganaki

Set your trivet on the table and serve this meal right out of the skillet along with crusty bread to soak up all the sauce. Add a fresh green salad or your favorite vegetable for a delicious meal.

Shrimp Saganaki is a Greek-style dish combining shrimp with tomatoes and feta to make for a quick and easy one pot meal.

  1. 5 tbsp (45 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  4. 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  5. 1 tsp (5 mL) granulated sugar
  6. 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  7. 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  8. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes
  9. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  10. 1/3 cup (75 mL) sliced black olives
  11. 1 ½ lbs (750 g) large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  12. 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled feta cheese
  13. 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley or green onions
  1. Place one oven rack in the middle position and another about 5 inches (12.5 cm) below the broiler. Preheat oven to 400 ̊F (200 ̊C).
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, sugar, salt, oregano, hot pepper flakes and black pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 8 to 10 minutes, until mixture is reduced by half, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove skillet from heat, sprinkle with olives and arrange shrimp on top in a single layer. Bake on middle rack for 5 minutes or until shrimp is almost cooked through; the flesh will begin to turn white with pink undertones and just begin to curl into a C shape.
  4. Remove skillet from oven and turn on broiler. Sprinkle feta on top of shrimp and broil 1 to 2 minutes until feta is lightly browned. Sprinkle parsley on top just before serving.
  1. If you only have small shrimp, reduce bake time by a couple of minutes.
  2. If using frozen shrimp, thaw thoroughly in the fridge, drain well and pat dry before cooking.
  3. As an option, serve with pita bread instead of crusty bread.
The Best of Bridge

This recipe is available in the book Best of Bridge Done in One.