Mama Mia! I love Greek food. One of my favorite things to do is go to our local Greek Festival. It takes place every Memorial Day Weekend at a church in the San Fernando Valley. (Los Angeles) They always have wonderful food booths, Greek music, and dancing. I always bring my camera because it’s so much fun! I know you’ll love this Greek Shrimp with Feta Cheese recipe that was shared by one of the parishioners.
My daughter was lucky to stay on a small Greek Island for her college summer abroad program. I was so jealous. She’s managed to travel all around the world and I’m still catching up.
I keep putting my raffle ticket in for a free trip to Greece at the Greek Festival but so far no dice.
The Greek name for this Shrimp with Feta cheese recipe is Carides Me Feta Ala Plaka.
It was created by one of the Greek Mama’s at the Festival. I jumped on their church cookbook deal. I had to adjust the recipe a bit because it was swimming in olive oil. (must be the American influence) Too much of a good thing isn’t always the healthiest.
Enjoy this yummy Greek Shrimp with Feta Cheese recipe.
- 2 LBS Shrimp shelled and deveined
- 1 Lemons squeezed
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 bunch scallions finely chopped
- 2 Tbs Italian parsley fresh, finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery finely chopped
- 1 16 oz can chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp Oregano fresh, chopped
- 1 large tomato cut into wedges
- 1 cup clam juice
- 1 LB feta cheese crumbled
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup white wine
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pour the fresh squeezed lemon juice over the shrimp in a bowl and set aside.
- In a skillet, saute the scallions, garlic, celery, parsley, and chopped tomatoes in the olive oil until tender.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add the clam juice and cook for 5 more minutes and then remove from the heat.
- In another pan, saute the shrimp in butter. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook until they are pink.
- Pour the tomato sauce mixture into the bottom of an oven-proof casserole dish. Arrange the tomato wedges in the center of the dish (in a circle). Remove the shrimp from the skillet with a slotted spoon and spread the shrimp around the tomato covering the entire dish.
- Sprinkle oregano over the shrimp.
- Pour the white wine over the shrimp.
- Sprinkle the feta cheese over the shrimp and tomato.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the Feta is melted and serve.