Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes

Another recipe that I loved from our greek cooking class. Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes — also known as “Shrimp Scorpio”. Love.

Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes
Just the Tip | Serves 4-6

Here’s what I used:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, grated
  • 6 medium plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp Metaxa or other brandy
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • salt, pepper

Here’s what I did:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut and “X” into one end of each tomato and drop into the boiling water. Boil until the skins begin to split, 3-4 minutes. Remove the tomatoes to a bowl of ice water to cool. Peel the tomatoes and roughly chop.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and cook until they soften (about 5 minutes).
  3. Stir in the wine, brandy, tomato paste, 1 tbsp of dill, and season with black pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until the tomatoes break down, about 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring from time to time, until they begin to turn pink, about 2 minutes.
  4. Crumble the feta in large chunks over the top and continue stirring until the cheese has melted and the shrimp are firm and pink, about 2-3 more minutes. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. Sprinkle the remaining 1tbsp dill over the top and serve.

2 thoughts on “Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes

  1. Carrie says:

    This looks wonderful! I’ve had some similar Greek shrimp/tomato dishes, but never with the feta mixed into the sauce like in this recipe. I love that!

    I had to Google Metaxa….interesting! I’ll have to search out a bottle and give this a try.

    • vanessa says:

      I used Metaxa in the cooking class, and then a random Brandy from our liquor cabinet (E&J, I think) when I made it at home. I didn’t really notice a difference between the two, but it’s always good to be authentic! Hope you enjoy!

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