Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
I love America's Test Kitchen and this is one of their TV show recipes, with modifications. I served this dish with fresh, crusty bread.
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails off
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons ouzo (optional)
- 5 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated zest of1 lemon
- salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 small onion, diced medium
- 1 medium green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and diced
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, 1/3 cup juices reserved
- 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley
- 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill leaves
- Toss shrimp, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon optional ouzo, 1 teaspoon garlic, lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in small bowl until well combined. Set aside while preparing sauce.
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, green bell pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and stir to combine. Cover skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables release their moisture, 3 to 5 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until moisture cooks off and vegetables have softened, about 5 minutes longer. Add remaining 4 teaspoons garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and reserved juice, wine, and remaining 2 tablespoons ouzo (if using) increase heat to medium-high and bring to simmer. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors have melded and sauce is slightly thickened (sauce should not be completely dry), 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add shrimp along with any accumulated liquid to pan; stir to coat and distribute evenly. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 6 to 9 minutes for extra-large or 7 to 11 minutes for jumbo, adjusting heat as needed to maintain bare simmer. Remove pan from heat and sprinkle evenly with feta. Drizzle remaining tablespoon oil evenly over top and sprinkle with dill.
- Serve immediately.
I make a dish very similiar to this - My recipe calls to blenderize the sauce ingredients. Then to cook the shrimp in a skillet with lemon rind, fresh parsley, shallots and white wine - then add to sauce. I serve warm in ramikins with crumbled feta on top - fabulous starter. Actually made it this past weekend for a dinner party and as always, was a hit.
DH doesn't eat shrimp, so I made this with fish, and it was really good. I used only a tablespoon of the oil, less feta, and a small can for the tomatoes. The flavors were great together.
So wonderful...first served with bread, and then leftovers with pasta. I used cubed fresh feta. This dish truly honors the shrimp.