Well, I absolutely loved this Baked Shrimp in a Tomato Feta Sauce recipe from Simply Recipes
! Honestly, I felt like I was eating at a 5-star Italian food restaurant. The feta cheese, tomatoes, and herbs were a perfect combination of Italian flavors that made this dish wonderfully delicious. The sauce is light and makes for a healthy weeknight meal.
Unfortunately, my husband Matt hated it. I should have known, though, because for one, he does not like seafood. He is crazy and only likes the raw fish, like sushi and shrimp cocktail. Secondly, Matt told me for the first time ever (while he was eating this), that he does not like feta cheese. How was I supposed to know until now!!!! haha 🙂 Finally, he said he did not like the thin sauce.
I’m sorry I can’t please him every time with “man meals” like fried chicken and red meat every night! Since I am a girl, my husband, to his displeasure, is going to be served some chicken salad, popovers, dutch babies, scones, and shrimp in a tomato feta sauce once in a while (“girly dishes” as he refers to them as)!
So, if you are a big fan of shrimp, are looking for a healthy, light, yet delicious meal, please try this and let me know what you think! Also, serve it with crusty French or Italian bread to soak up the wonderful sauce. Pasta is also good with this, however, it does not soak up the sauce as well as the bread will. Enjoy!!
Heat olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions, and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook 30 seconds longer.
Add tomatoes, then simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until juices start to thicken.
Stir in shrimp, feta, herbs, salt and pepper.
Place skillet in a 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through. Serve over pasta, rice, or my favorite…. crusty bread.
Baked Shrimp in a Tomato Feta Sauce
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. red pepper flakes (I added because I like spicy foods)
1 to 1 1/4 pounds medium sized raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, thaw if frozen
Pinch of salt, more to taste
Pinch of pepper, more to taste
3 ounces feta cheese (about 2/3 cup, crumbled)
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat oil in a large, oven-proof skillet on medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more.
2. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer, reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the juices thicken a bit.
3. Remove from heat. Stir in the herbs, red pepper flakes shrimp, feta cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Place pan in oven and bake, uncovered, until shrimp are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
4. Serve immediately. Serve with crusty French or Italian loaf bread, pasta, or rice. (I recommend crusty bread.)
Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes