Greek-Spiced Baked Shrimp
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- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes with juice, drained, reserving liquid, and chopped
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 1⁄4 lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1⁄4 lb feta, crumbled (2/3 cup)
- 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in the middle.
- Cook onion and garlic in oil with 1/4 tsp salt in a 4-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in spices and cook, stirring 30 seconds. Add chopped tomatoes with juice and sugar and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Season shrimp with 1/8 tsp salt, then stir into tomato sauce. Transfer to a 2-quart shallow baking dish and top with feta. Bake until just cooked through, 18 to 20 minutes. Serve sprinkled with dill.
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Very good! And the aroma is divine but we love cinnamon! (And cinnamon is so good for you, read You On A Diet.) I split the recipe in half, omitted the dill due to personal preferences but otherwise made as posted. Next time I would reduce the crushed red pepper. Served ours over rice with some quick crescent rolls and a salad. Congrats for winning TOPS prize in Top Favorites of 2008 game. Thank you breezermom for sharing.
i used canned petite diced tomatoes because i already had them on hand, also cut out the cinnamon and used a bit of cavender's greek seasoning to season the shrimp rather than salt. i juiced a half a lemon over the top before baking and served with a side of couscous and foccacia bread. yummy recipe, we really enjoyed it!