Alright Guys, this weekend’s Dinner & A Movie is Mamma Mia and Shrimp Saganaki! Get ready to indulge in Mediterranean food, take in the views of Greece’s infamous sunsets, and enjoy tolerable renditions of ABBA by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep!
Let’s set the mood
Dancing Queen. Volume up. Need I say more?
Pour yourself a drink
When I was in Greece, one of my tour guides claimed Greece invented wine. While I’m not sure whether that is actually true, the ancient Greeks are largely responsible for creating the commercialization and trade industry for wine. So we can certainly thank Greece for that! Although the wine in Greece may not compare to those of France and Italy, a crisp white greek wine will pair perfectly with dinner tonight! Otherwise your favorite white wine will do!
First things first. Open a bottle of white wine. You’ll need 2 glasses. 1 for the dish we’re making below and 1 for the cook!:)
Let’s get cooking
It should come as no surprise that the food in Greece is to die for. All of it! I could easily rattle off a long list of things you have to try if you visit, but today is only about one dish. Shrimp Saganaki. My favorite dish.
Shrimp Saganaki was the very first thing I ordered in Greece. I loved it so much I ordered it EVERY day for the rest of the trip (no joke!). As soon as I got home I had to try making it myself. It’s that good.
You’ll also need:
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1 can of diced tomatoes (toss in some regular tomatoes if you want)
- 3/4 cup of wine
- Crushed red pepper
- Salt and Pepper (optional)
- Shrimp (I used 30 for 2 eaters and had some left overs)
Chop up the onion and the garlic.Toss it in a pan with a little olive oil and heat on medium-low until the onions soften up. Add in the drained diced tomatoes and heat for a couple of minutes. Stir. Add in that glass of wine you poured and heat for another couple of minutes. Stir. Toss in red chili flakes (use as much or as little as your mouth can handle). Add in some oregano. Again, as much or as little as you like. Turn up the heat to medium-high, give it a stir, and let it simmer another 5 minutes.
At this point whoever is home will probably make their way into the kitchen and demand a taste of that garlicky goodness. But don’t let them in there. Play defense. Offer them some olives instead. You’re not done yet!
Add in the feta block, put the cover over the pan, and let it simmer for another couple minutes.
That’s it! You’re done. I told you it was easy!
Now it’s time to finish up that glass of wine for all your hard work. Yiamas! To your health! And enjoy your dinner!
Lights, camera, action!
Tonight we’re watching Mamma Mia! Dim the lights and pop the popcorn–it’s showtime!
Bonus! A sequel with the original cast is planned titled Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again and set to release July, 2018!
P.S. Need more inspiration, check out last week’s Dinner & A Movie in Barcelona here.