Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta

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One of my go-to weeknight dinners: Greek shrimp nestled in a spiced tomato sauce, topped with chunks of feta, and then baked until golden.

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This easy, over-the-top delicious Greek shrimp recipe comes from my good friend and Once Upon a Chef right hand, Betsy Goldstein. Since it’s made almost entirely from pantry and freezer staples, it has quickly become one of my go-to meals when I have to hit the kitchen running. You begin by making a quick Greek-spiced tomato sauce on the stovetop. Then you nestle the shrimp in the sauce, top it with chunks of feta, and slide it into the oven to bake.

Before serving, you flash the pan under the broiler to brown the cheese and sprinkle the whole lovely dish with fresh mint. All that’s left to do is set the pan in the center of the table for everyone to help themselves. The sauce is plentiful and packed with flavor so be sure to serve lots of crusty bread or pasta on the side to sop it up. Yum!

What you’ll need To Make Greek Shrimp
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How To Make Greek Shrimp

To start, heat the olive oil in a wide oven-proof skillet over medium-low heat and add the shallots and garlic.

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Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Do not brown.

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Add the tomatoes with their juices, salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, and honey.

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Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.

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Off the heat, arrange the shrimp over the tomato sauce in an even layer.

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Crumble the feta over the shrimp, and then sprinkle with the oregano.

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Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked. Turn on the broiler. Then, using an oven mitt, carefully transfer the pan to the higher oven rack and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the feta is golden brown in spots. Let the shrimp rest for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with mint and enjoy!

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Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta

One of my go-to weeknight dinners: Greek shrimp nestled in a spiced tomato sauce, topped with chunks of feta, and then baked until golden.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped shallots, from about 3 shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 (28-oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (use less if you are heat-sensitive)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-1/2 pounds extra large shrimp (26/30), peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 6 ounces feta cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F; set one oven rack in the middle position and another about 5 inches underneath the broiler.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a wide oven-proof skillet (see note) over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Do not brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes with their juices, salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Off the heat, arrange the shrimp over the tomato sauce in an even layer. Crumble the feta over the shrimp, and then sprinkle with the oregano. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked (the cooking time will depend on the size of the shrimp). Turn on the broiler. Using an oven mitt, carefully transfer the pan to the higher oven rack and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the feta is golden brown in spots. Using an oven mitt, remove the pan from the oven (and immediately place the oven mitt or a dishtowel over the handle of the pan because it's very easy to forget that it is burning hot). Let the shrimp rest for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with mint and serve.
  5. Note: If you do not have an oven-proof skillet, simply transfer the tomato sauce to a 9-by-13-inch or equivalent baking dish and proceed from there.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (4 servings)
  • Calories: 431
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 32g
  • Sodium: 1379mg
  • Cholesterol: 252mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • This recipe was simple to make, and it was amazing! I added chickpeas to it and served with rice. My teens even loved it! I will definitely add this to our regular rotation of meals!

    • — Maggie on February 23, 2021
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  • Truly a delicious dish!! We add half the amount of cumin as it seemed a bit overpowering the first time we cooked it. We look forward to this every time we are planning to make it. Also, it’s so easy and quick to make, with not that many dishes. Amazing!!

    • — Heather on February 16, 2021
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  • I pushed the shrimp down a bit into the sauce (oops!) Will it turn out ok? It’s baking right now!

    • — Chantelle on February 16, 2021
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    • Sure, it should be fine. How did it turn out?

      • — Jenn on February 17, 2021
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  • This was so easy and so delicious! I served it with cauliflower rice! Didn’t change anything in the recipe! Will make this a thousand more times! Thank you Jen!

    • — SHERRY R CUMMINS on February 11, 2021
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  • My family loves this dish. It is a foolproof recipe which always comes out excellent. The first time I made it I accidentally used anise instead of oregano! The shrimp came out great anyway. Now I continue to use the anise and oregano every time I make it–adding a teaspoon of anise when I add the diced tomatoes. I sprinkle oregano on top of the feta cheese right before baking. I use Cento diced tomatoes and find them especially good.

    • — Debbie on February 3, 2021
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  • This is one of my go-to recipes because it’s super quick and very low-maintenance. I make a couple modifications because I have a large family (I add 2 lbs of shrimp instead of 1.5 for a single recipe and an entire container of crumbled feta instead of measuring out exactly 6 oz). Because I have more shrimp than the normal recipe, I use a paella pan and that’s a good size in order to have all of the shrimp on one layer. Definitely keep an eye on the feta when it’s in the broil stage of cooking because it can burn rather quickly if you’re not careful, but, like I said, this is one of my favorites!! Sometimes I serve it over a spring mix/leafy green vegetable or I’ll use it as a topping for pasta, either way it’s super versatile. Love this recipe, Ms. Segal!!

    • — Lily Toussaint on February 1, 2021
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  • What size skillet do you recommend if you have one oven safe

    • — Helen on January 31, 2021
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    • I’d recommend a 12-inch skillet. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on February 2, 2021
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  • Once Upon a Chef is my go-to site for recipes. I know everything I make here will taste like gold and this recipe does not disappoint. It’s a winner! Follow it exactly and you will think of making it time and time again!

    • — Jen on January 31, 2021
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  • Personally, too many onions for me. I actually don’t like onions at all. However, this is a shrimp recipe that I get asked to make time and time again. I love the mix of feta, shrimp, and basil.

    • — Rose on January 30, 2021
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  • I absolutely love this recipe! So easy but it feels decadent and is certainly fancy enough to serve to guests. I think I’ll get the stuff to make it tomorrow!

    • — Emily Cavender on January 30, 2021
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  • Scrumptious. I thought the recipe looked promising and made it tonight. It was so much more, a perfect blend of ingredients with the perfect topping of feta. I have a feeling this one’s going to be on our menu often, and I can’t wait until quarantine is a thing of the past and we can serve it to friends. Thank you!

    • — Emilie Richards on January 29, 2021
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  • My grandson made this recipe for dinner. This dish is so so so delicious!!
    When my daughter returned from her trip, I asked if she could make it again. Still incredibly delicious!! Brought the recipe home with me to Montana and made it for my neighbors, (their son is a manager at Cracker Barrell), they also loved it and asked for the receipe!
    I once substituted cod for the shrimp because my daughter is allergic to shrimp and it still was fantastic. Easy to make! Beautiful assembled dish to put of dinner table!!
    Can’t say enough good things about this delicious shrimp dish

    • — Karen Virtue on January 29, 2021
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  • Ermahgerd taste buds!!
    I absolutely love this dish. The smell alone is enough to get your mouth watering. As the recipe suggested, I paired the shrimp with a nice grainy loaf and I was in seafood heaven. I had to half the red pepper flakes because my husband and children are a bunch of babies, but the flavour was just outstanding. If my husband takes the leftovers for his lunch tomorrow, we will definitely be getting a divorce.

    • — Erika Nakatsui on January 29, 2021
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  • Absolutely delicious on toasted sourdough!

    • — Hayley on January 28, 2021
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  • I could simply eat this every single day! We have switched up to goat cheese instead of feta, both simply yum! Thank you for such a wonderful dish:)

    • — Martha Noll on January 28, 2021
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  • This recipe is wonderfully easy and so delicious! I followed it exactly even though I was preparing a meal for only two people. The next day, I took the time to fish out the shrimps and I reheated the sauce on its own to avoid overcooking the shrimp. A minute or two in the hot sauce to warm them up was enough. Next time, I will divide the sauce, cook only enough shrimps for two, and keep the other half of the sauce in the fridge for the next meal. By the way, did I mention how the sauce is even more flavourful after spending the night in the fridge? Simply amazing recipe. Thanks, Jen!

    • — Emilie Lamy on January 28, 2021
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  • This dish is so easy and absolutely delicious! I love the flavors, however left off the mint, as it is not one of my favorites. I can’t wait to entertain again to serve this amazing dish, will truly impress.

    • — Mindy Garlin on January 28, 2021
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  • This shrimp dish is absolutely delicious. The feta added a nice pop of flavor. Very rich flavors!

    • — Sherrie Meals on January 28, 2021
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  • Wonderful! I actually used frozen pre-cooked shrimp and just reduced the cooking time by about half (maybe a bit more). I also went light on the red pepper flakes because I’ve got a sensitive eater. Great flavor!

    • — Pat on January 28, 2021
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  • This dish has become a new staple in our house. It’s tasty, super easy and cooks quickly, all pluses for week night meals. usually serve it with crusty bread to soak up all the deliciousness.

    • — Vanessa M on January 28, 2021
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