Yup this is from my cousin in Greece….. She insists on making me jealous regularly. This dish really did the trick. It looks quite simple and very delicious. Going to try it next week I think.
Saganaki is a type of two handled pan, but this tastes just as good cooked in a regular one handled one!
Clean 2 1/2 pounds of shrimp-leave tails on
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and saute:
1 large chopped onion and
1 chopped green or red pepper
until wilted, about five minutes.
Add two cups of grated fresh tomatoes or
two cups chopped canned tomatoes.
Season with salt and pepper and simmer for five minutes until it thickens slightly.
Add the shrimp and half a pound of cubed feta cheese, simmer over medium heat until the shrimp turn bright pink and the feta begins to melt, about five minutes.
About two minutes before removing from heat, add a generous splash of ouzo if desired.
Toss in 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley and serve with crusty bread.
For dessert here is what they made: Frozen Yogurt (the real thing)
For the frozen yogurt, we just added some honey to yogurt, put it into a shallow plastic container and put it into the freezer. Every hour or two we stirred it up. Froze for about six hours before eating.
Note: I would think any kind of topping would work including fresh fruit or if you are so inclined (as my cousin was) hot caramel sauce! (Since this blog tries to focus on healthy eating I suggest the fresh fruit….. 😉
Check out my cousins place in Greece – it is for sale!