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October 28, 2018
catebogue

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Shrimp Saganaki

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We are headed to Greece!  It’s not for 7 more months, but my husband and I are going with our adult “kids” to Greece next May.

In order to get in the spirit of the trip, I stumbled across this Greek recipe that sounded amazing.  It’s a snap to prepare, but don’t let that allow you to think that it’s not amazing because IT IS!

Menu:

Shrimp Saganaki

Mixed Greens with Lemon Vinaigrette

Crusty Bread (optional)

Shrimp Saganaki

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(Adapted from numerous recipes!)

2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp minced garlic

1 medium onion, diced

1 can of diced tomatoes, drained

1/2 cup halved kalamata olives

3/4 cup of dry white wine

1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1-2 tsp oregano

Salt and Pepper

1-2 lbs shrimp (I go by a 1/2 lb per person)

Fresh Feta

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Add the extra virgin olive oil to a large pan and heat.  Toss in the minced garlic and onion and saute until opaque.

IMG_4397Add the diced tomatoes and olives, and heat for a couple minutes. Then add in the white wine wine, and shrimp, and heat for 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp is pink. Then stir in the red chili flakes and oregano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn up the heat to medium-high, give it a stir, and let it simmer another 5 minutes.

Finally, add in the feta (broken up a bit), put the cover over the pan, and let it simmer for another couple minutes.

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And there you have it!  An incredibly delicious dinner in no time!

Best Lemon Vinaigrette

Adapted from All Recipes

This dressing is out of this world good!  I seriously could just sit down with a bowl and spoon and call it a day.  But – if you must, add some salad greens of your choice, and it’s a lovely accompaniment to the shrimp saganaki.

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 TBSP Dijon mustard

1 tsp dried oregano

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 TBSP fresh lemon juice

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Whisk red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, oregano, garlic, salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl.IMG_4395

Slowly add olive oil into the vinegar mixture while whisking. Whisk in lemon juice into the mixture.

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