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. As soon as I got home I had to try making it myself. It’s that good. I played around with a few more complicated recipes until I had a quick and easy version down. If you’re waiting for a new dinner to add in your mix, give this one a go. You won’t regret it. First things first. Open a bottle of white wine. You’ll need 2 glasses. 1 for the dish and 1 for the cook!:)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 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!
This is one of those recipes that you can’t really screw up if you vary the ingredients a little, so get creative and make it your own.
*This recipe is a simplified combo of the following: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/shrimp-saganaki http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/shrimp-saganaki-recipe.html#!