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Skillet shrimps with mint, tomatoes and feta cheese
Category: Main dishes
Serves : 4
Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 7 to 8 minutes
60 ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
12 shrimps (size 6/8), cleaned and deveined (keep the tail)
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Pinch of crushed red pepper or Espelette pepper
2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
30 ml (2 tablespoons) mint, finely chopped
30 ml (2 tablespoons) chive, finely chopped
1 ounce of Ouzo
1 lemon, zest and juice
60 ml (1/4 cup) feta cheese, finely crumbled
Fresh ground black pepper
— In a large skillet, combine
olive oil and shrimps. Cook on medium heat until the shrimps start to color. Add garlic and pepper, lightly season with salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and herbs, cook for 1 to 2 minutes more and deglaze with Ouzo. Remove the shrimps from the skillet and keep warm. In the same skillet, add zest, lemon juice and feta cheese, simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until you obtain a smooth, creamy texture. Place the shrimps back in the skillet, season to taste and serve at once.
FINALE — Serve the shrimps with sautéed rapinis – page 45 and orzo (or any pasta) with olive oil.