Greek Spiced Baked Shrimp

Greek Spiced Baked Shrimp
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.com

There is only one word to describe these Greek inspired shrimp - Nostima (delicious)! I loved the richness of the flavours and spices in this dish. Give it a try, you'll love it. Enjoy!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 (28-ounce) can chopped tomatoes in juice
Pinch of sugar
1 1/4 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp
2/3 cup feta, crumbled
1/2 cup kalamata olives chopped
2 tablespoons chopped oregano

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F with rack in middle.

2. Cook onion and garlic in oil with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a 4-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in spices and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add chopped tomatoes with juice and sugar and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Season shrimp with 1/8 teaspoon salt, then stir into tomato sauce. Transfer to a 2-quart shallow baking dish and top with feta and olives. Bake until just cooked through, 18 to 20 minutes. Serve sprinkled with oregano.

Accompaniments: crusty bread or steamed white rice; a green salad


31 comments:

Jordana said...

I love your blog! Your recipes are amazing and your photography is stunning. Why doesn't the whole world know about you yet?

Look at those shrimps! I wish I could scoop it up with my hands.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, yummy! It's 7am and I'm already drooling!!!

Cheers,

Rosa

Victor Yu said...

I was hesitating when I saw this recipe on Epicurous. Since you made it, it must be delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Priya said...

Yummmm!!!!!looks delicious!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Shrimp, feta and kalamata olives - you can't get any better than that. Gorgeous photos too. Wow.
Sam

Donna-FFW said...

Holy cow, does this ever look deliicous, love the greek flavors combined with the shrimp, absolute perfection!

girlichef said...

Awesome flavors, this looks amazing!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious preparation for the shrimp, great flavors!

Peter M said...

Dragon, you're hitting upon alot of Greek falvours here...all bundled around sweet and succulent shrimp.

I think you're my honourary Greek for the time being! Kali Orexi!

Dawn said...

man that sounds so good. I would devour this in no time.

Natashya said...

I love a baked shrimp dish! What intriguing flavours, I am loving the cinnamon and allspice.

Carrie said...

Yum!! I made something similar recently but it didn't have as many ingredients. I love the cinnamon and allspice, it sounds so interesting!

pinkstripes said...

YUM! Looks delicious. I love Greek flavorings.

Kerstin said...

What a great dish - I love all the spices and shrimp and feta! It would disappear quickly at our place.

Debbie said...

This dish looks so good! I love eating shrimp cooked different ways. Love the addition of cinammon!

jelly said...

That looks fantastic. And I bet it smells wonderful cooking.

I love shrimp.

Adam said...

Yo I would totally love that dish too. The feta with the tomatoes and shrimp... that's perfect for a warm day buddy :)

pigpigscorner said...

This looks amazingly mouth-watering! I am imagining this with some garlic naan. yum yum!

Jamie said...

This looks amazing! I adore all of these flavors and putting them together in the little ramekins looks like it would taste fabulous! And something all of us would love!

jh said...

This looks great and such a different twist on a summer favorite. Thanks for the great inspiration and the delectable photos!

jen
Boda Weight Loss Blog

Lo said...

Alright already! I just bought some fabulously fresh shrimp for dinner tonight... and now I'm rethinking those Bayless chipotle shrimp I was thinking of making. Grr!! :)

SarahKate said...

That looks amazing... just my kind of food. I'm going to try the recipe this weekend!

Elyse said...

This shrimp bake looks fantastic. I'm a huge shrimp fan, and anytime you pair it with the word "bake," I know it's got to be a great dish. Love your blog! Can't wait to keep reading more.

Jo said...

Oh wow, I can only imagine how it taste and that would be DELICIOUS!

~Madeline~ said...

It's like you were reading my mind! I was looking for a baked shrimp and feta dish so I new this was the recipe I wanted to try. I'm so happy I did because it was fantastic! I loved the spice combination. Really, really great dish.

Kevin said...

Tomato and feta baked shrimp dishes like this are so good!

Soma said...

I am such a sucker for shrimp. This looks like a lip smacking goodness.

Love your place around here!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

yum! i love all the flavors in this one dish! ^_^

The Duo Dishes said...

This. looks. amazing. SAVE SAVE SAVE.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Gotta get some allspice and feta tonight.

EMC said...

This is perfect for a dinner party I'm throwing--and if I use individual ramekins, very cute as well!! Thanks!

 
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