Onion and garlic are sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes are added and reduced to a
thick piquant sauce.
Greek Saganaki usually refers to the fried cheese recipe - Greek cheese coated in flour and fried.
Shrimp saganaki is a completely different dish.
Saganaki refers to the 2 handled pan they used to cook this dish in. You can use the pan to cook on the stove and then pop it in the oven.
The Greeks will most often cook the shrimp in their shells, and then peel them and eat the meat. They have no problems getting their hands dirty whilst eating good food and if you serve the recipe this way, you will get messy, but somehow, that just seems to make it taste even better.
If you are a tidy eater, you can cook easy shrimp recipes by using peeled prawns or shrimp, raw or cooked and place them in the pan the same way as the recipe states - if they are already cooked, it's easy you can add them at the same time as the feta for just a few minutes to take the flavour.
This easy shrimp recipes dish is ideal to serve for a supper or casual dinner party where you're not really feeding your guests for the night, just providing good appetizers or meze, to go with drinks. Serve with chilled white wine or ouzo.
You can serve it easy like the Greeks do - straight to the table, sizzling in the same skillet pan you cooked it in and place it in the middle of the table and let everyone dip in and enjoy!
500-600g shrimps - prawns
Optional 1 tablespoon tomato puree
Serve, either in the pan, or on plates with plenty of fresh, crusty bread, lemon wedges and chilled white wine or as part of a meze with Ouzo!
You can now buy all your favorite Greek cheeses, such as Kefalotiri, Mizithra, Kasseri, Kefalograviera, Feta and Manouri online here!
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