Mediterranean Summer Breeze Shrimp Appetizer

Recipe by SkipperSy
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place cleaned shrimp in a mixing bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon salt, vinegar and toss.
  • Make a spice mixture of; 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, tarragon, 1 tablespoon of oregano; set aside.
  • On individual plates place some chopped up olives, capers, crumbled feta cheese and lemon wedges on the side.
  • Place 3 tablespoons olive oil in a pan, when slightly hot add garlic and chopped tomatoes; Stir for about 30 seconds until garlic smell is released.
  • Add shrimp to pan, sprinkle on top of each shrimp part of the spice mixture; When shrimps starts to turn pink, turn them over (only once) and fry second side; add the balance of spice mixture to the top of the shrimp; put some of the garlic/tomato from the pan on top as well; When shrimp on second side appears pink, sprinkle with a generous amount of dry oregano on each shrimp. Place shrimp on top of chopped olives, capers, feta cheese in individual plates.
  • From the pan scrap up the tomatoes and spices (add 1-2 tablespoons of water to make it moist). Then add on top and on sides of the shrimps.
  • Add some lemon juice to each shrimp and a very tiny amount of ouzo(option).
  • Serve and enjoy!
  • Note:
  • a) MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT OVERCOOK THE SHRIMP!
  • b) This recipe was submitted for the RSC#7 contest. I want to thank everyone for their reviews. I have since then modified the recipe to reflect people's comments, for a better recipe!
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