baked greek shrimp

Baked Greek shrimp –  a simple seafood recipe with a tomato, wine, onion & herb sauce & lovely big shrimp sprinkled with feta cheese, cooked in a hot oven & baked in mere minutes. It doesn’t get much easier than this. I first came upon this recipe when I taught some Greek cooking classes in my studio in Alberta, Canada. It’s simple & easy to make but it tastes brilliant. I love recipes like that. So good in their simplicity & purity. And not at all fussy. It needs little more than a green salad if you must. We just ate it as is – baked shrimp or ‘garithes yiouetsi’ as it’s referred to in Greece. Firstly, you make a simple tomato sauce…

Onion, garlic, green onions, diced canned tomatoes, white wine, oregano & parsley. That’s it. Then spoon half in the dish. 

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And arrange large shrimp/prawns over the sauce. Have you broken a sweat yet? It’s so easy isn’t it? Then…wait for it…

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Spoon the rest of the sauce over those shrimp/prawns. As the shrimp cook they release all that wonderful shrimpy goodness that helps to flavor the sauce. But wait…

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Before it gets popped into a screaming hot oven, sprinkle some feta cheese over the top. Feta cheese doesn’t really melt, but it goes a little gooey. I used sheep feta here, you don’t have to, it’s what I have in the fridge almost all of the time. 

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Into a hot oven as I mentioned & it comes out looking almost like it did when it went in – 8 to 12 minutes in the oven. That’s it. Dinner is done!

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I say it serves four but with a salad you could feed six people. And if you’re eating smaller portions…you are eating smaller portions aren’t you?? Yes, of course you are. Oh & it’s also really, really good served cold. 

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And…well, that’s it. It’s embarrassingly simple but fabulous. Don’t mess with it thinking it needs more. A nice bottle of wine & you’ve got Friday night dinner covered. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Saturday we’re filming again for my YouTube channel. Another Mediterraneanesque recipe – flattened chicken with warm tomato & white bean salad & pesto dressing. Another recipe for your diet reno. And my first podcast will be released later tonight or very early tomorrow morning. The link is on my home page. Toodles, see you again Monday xo. 

baked greek shrimp
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, diced
  3. 1 cup chopped green onions
  4. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 28 oz (793g) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  6. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  7. pinch of salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
  8. 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  10. 2 lbs (907g) large, peeled & deveined shrimp
  11. 6 oz (170g) feta cheese
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, green onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add tomatoes and their juice, wine, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, for about 20 minutes or until thickened. Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C).
  3. Stir in parsley and oregano. Spoon half the sauce into a shallow (about 7 x 9 inch/18 x23cm) ovenproof dish. Arrange shrimp in a single layer in dish. Then spoon remaining sauce over shrimp.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, in preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until shrimp are just cooked and cheese is softened (feta cheese doesn’t melt that great).
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  1. Sooooooo so so easy and it looks absolutely divine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another winner Lovoni Walker

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