Shrimp Sahanaki with Greek Cheeses and Tomatoes

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 1hr 5mins


  • 13
  • 1
    medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    lb tomatoes, peeled,seeded and chopped
  • 4
    tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1
    pinch cayenne
  • 14
    cup ouzo
  • 1
    lb large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  • 4
    ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 4
    ounces kasseri cheese, cut in ½ inch cubes (use gouda at a pinch)
  • 14
    cup minced parsley
  • fresh crusty bread


  • Heat 1/3 cup oil in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion and sauté until golden-brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, 4 tblsps parsley, garlic, cayenne and ouzo.
  • Season to taste.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until sauce thickens, about 25 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to sauce and cook for a further 6-8 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle feta, kasseri and parsley over and cover with lid of saucepan.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes, until cheeses have started melting.
  • Give a gentle stir to distribute cheeses and distribute amongst serving plates.
  • Use crusty bread to dip into the delicious sauce.