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Shrimp with Feta & Tomatoes (Γαρίδες με φέτα και ντομάτα)

Cretan Cuisine (Κρητική κουζίνα) - Shrimp with Feta & Tomatoes (Γαρίδες με φέτα και ντομάτα)

A delicious appetizer or meze made with shrimp, feta cheese, and tomatoes.



  • 500 g of shrimp
  • 3-4 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 500 g of ripe tomatoes, grated
  • 1/2 tsp of sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp of freshly ground pepper
  • 200 g feta cheese, cut into small chunks
  • 100 g kefalotyri cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. If using fresh shrimp, remove the shell from the body only, leaving the head and tail intact. De-vein by running a sharp knife down the back of the shrimp to remove the vein.
  2. If using frozen shrimp, defrost completely, shell, and devein.
  3.  In a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in the olive oil until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes, paprika, salt, and pepper and cook over low heat until the sauce thickens.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  5. Place uncooked shrimp in a saganaki pan or oven-safe dish, and pour the tomato sauce over the top. 
  6. Tuck pieces of feta cheese into the sauce between the shrimp. 
  7. Sprinkle the grated kefalotyri over the top and bake until the cheese forms a crust on top, about 15 miinutes.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.

Enjoy your meal (Καλή όρεξη)

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