Saturday, November 08, 2008

Greek Shrimp with Feta

Previously on [eatingclub] vancouver:

First, it was:
"What are we going to do with this tub of feta?"

"What are we going to do with this marinated feta?"

After solving our feta problem, or at least, prolonging its life, we now had to find a way to use it.

Looking for Greek inspiration, we searched Peter's site, Kalofagas, which has become our go-to site for everything Greek cuisine-related.

We had some shrimp waiting in the fridge, so we wanted the very Greek combination of shrimp and feta. TS found two recipes combining shrimp/prawns with feta, and, as she is wont to do, she morphed the two to make this dish.

This is like that Spice Girls song: 2 Become 1. ;)

This is our Greek Shrimp with Feta, inspired by Peter's Shrimp Saganaki and Prawns Tourkolimano.

I started by making the tomato sauce.

In the pan are tomatoes, green peppers, onions, a hot pepper, garlic, and of course, oregano. I let it cook until it slightly thickened.

Then it was just a matter of adding the shrimp and our marinated feta.

I had originally planned to bake it in the oven, but it was taking too long for us! (Those shrimp were packed tight in that pan.) So, I put it on the stovetop and finished it off.

This dish really was as simple as that.

This was absolutely delicious!

That sauce, that sauce -- I tell you, that is red gold. The feta cheese might have melted into the sauce and is unseen but it did its work, making the sauce lipsmackingly, lickingly, lipsmackingly, creamily, GOOD. This dish exceeded my expectations.

We made spaghetti to have with the shrimp, thinking it would stretch the dish further. But thank goodness I had some of my deformed loaves lying about, because bread, bread, crusty white bread, was absolutely essential for mopping up all the deliciousness.

Thank you once again to Peter of Kalofagas for another delicious meal.

When it was over and all the shrimp were gone, we still had some of the sauce left. We just proceeded to put some of the sauce over rice (no bread left) and it was still all that fantastic.

I only wish I could've done a better job in taking a picture of the dish. Believe me, the taste is about a million times better than the pictures.

Recipes with Shrimp/Prawns & Feta from Kalofagas:
Shrimp Saganaki
Prawns Tourkolimano

Previously morphed shrimp dish:
Semi-Lime-Cooked, Semi-Yucatecan Shrimp with Garlic Chips

eatingclub vancouver Greek
"Greek" Calamari
Simple Greek Meal
Caper Salad
Greek Meatball Soup (Giouvarlakia)
Marinated Feta
Greek Shrimp with Feta
Greek Ribs with Tzatziki
Mushroom Ragu Pastitsio
Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)
Zucchini Ribbons Salad with Anchovy Dressing
Souvlaki (Pork and Chicken)
Tomato Bread Salad, Greek-style
Grilled Fish Fillet on Oregano
Pastéli (Greek Sesame Snaps)


  1. Aren't Peter's recipes the best? have made so many of them! I love what you did with this one. I wish I could taste that sauce!!!

  2. Hi JS & TS, Congrats on winning the Joust! Your entry was incredible. Boy did you choose hard ingredients for next month.

    Love the blog. I'll stop by and visit again soon.

  3. Good LAWD that looks good! Peter is totally the Greek (food) God. :)

  4. oh you are making me so hungry! & could we love Peter anymore?!

  5. i gotta say - that peter is the bomb. the man's food makes me want to marry him. but i don't wat to live in canada. hmmm... problem...

    great job. looks and sounds great. pic is just fine.

  6. Yeah, I'm afraid I must concur. Peter does some fine things with food.

    Now, if only I could find shrimp that looked half that delicious here in WI...

  7. This greek inspired dish looks fantastic. I love the photo of the tomato sauce brewing ... can see the hot steam!

  8. btw, congrats on winning the Joust! just read about it ^o^

  9. YEAH BABY YEA (insert Austin Powers voice)...ya did a wonderful job on the Tourkolimano dish.

    I too was surprised at how delish the dish is with little effort.

    Thanks for trying another dish and for becoming wonderful ambassadors of Greek food!

  10. Oooh, I just tried something similar not too long ago and it was too die for. Especially with the bread oh my gawd...

  11. Don't we all just love Peter to pieces...this looks great!


  12. A winner dish for sure! But there are too many shrimps for you... wouldn't you share some?

  13. Judy@nofearentertaining:
    Darius T. Williams:
    One day we'll all form a Peter M Kalofagas fan club. One day. ;)

    Thanks! We haven't thought of ideas yet. Teehee.

    Too bad, too bad. I was all set to book a flight to that wedding.

    Thanks, re Joust. =)

    Peter M:
    Told you, maybe we were Greek in a past life. ;)

    Sweet Bird:
    Yes, EXACTLY. That SAUCE!!!! MYGAWD!!!!

    Teehee. Although, it was a little true; there *WERE* too many shrimp! =D Probably because there was enough shrimp flavor from the sauce. That sauce is the best!

  14. I want to dive into that pot of shrimpy goodness.. yum!

  15. Peter's recipes always rock. This has been on my to do list for a while too!

  16. Oh I KNOWWWWWW that was delicious. I would have been licking my plate.


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