In order for you to enjoy one of the most popular starters, I am sharing this delicious "Greek Shrimp Saganaki" Recipe on my blog. It is not difficult to make, just follow the instructions below and you will surely enjoy it.
What ingredients do you need to make this Greek Shrimp Saganaki?
I have listed all the products for you here, so you can see at a glance what you need and possibly get it from the shop.
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 ripe tomatoes, medium-sized
- Granulated sugar 1 teaspoon
- 500 grams of shrimps, without any scale, but the head and the tail intact
- 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Also a bit later over sprinkling
- 2 pinches chili flakes
- 2 star anise
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 20 ml of Ouzo
- 1/2 bunch basil, this is about 40 grams
- fresh oregano
- 200 grams of feta cheese
Preparing the vegetables for this Greek recipe
To start with, preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
Now you can prepare the vegetables. Remove all the seeds and the white flesh from the inside of the green pepper and cut it into strips. The onion can now be chopped into small pieces and the garlic cloves cut into thin slices.
With the grater, chop the ripe tomatoes, the skin of the tomatoes remains. Add the sugar to the flesh of the tomato and mix through.
How do I fry the prawns for this Greek Shrimp Saganaki
Put a frying pan on the fire and let it get very hot. The prawns you are going to use no longer have a skin, but the tail and the head are still on. Sprinkle three tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the prawns and add salt and pepper.
Tip: To keep the prawns nice and juicy, it is important to add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt and pepper shortly before frying.
When the frying pan is hot, you can put the prawns in. Fry these for a total of 1 minute, to let them caramelise for a little while before they go into the oven. The actual cooking of the prawns takes place in the oven. After a minute, put the prawns on a plate and set them aside.
Frying the vegetables and preparing the oven dish
Now put a dash of olive oil in the same frying pan. Fry the onion, pepper, garlic, salt, pepper, chilli pepper and star anise in it. When it is golden brown, add the tomato puree and stir. Add the Ouzo and flame.
After flaming, add the tomato mix, stir until it boils and then pour it directly into an oven dish.
Chop the basil and sprinkle half of it over the dish. You can now add a little fresh oregano. Crumble 100 g feta cheese over the oven dish.
The prawns can be placed neatly on top, push them a little into the sauce so that they can cook in it. The rest of the feta cheese can be crumbled over the top, the other half of the basil and oregano sprinkled on top and finished off with a dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Greek Shrimp Saganaki baking in the oven
The baking dish with the Greek Shrimp Saganaki can be put in the oven for about 20 minutes. When it looks golden brown and the feta has melted, it is ready.
How to serve this delicious Mediterranean Greek Court
Spoon the Greek prawn Saganaki onto a plate, pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil over it and sprinkle some fresh basil and oregano over it. You are ready to enjoy the ultimate Mediterranean Greek dish!
καλή όρεξη(enjoy your meal)