Shrimp Saganaki

Shrimp Saganaki | simply fresh dinners

This is one of my very favorite meals!  Who doesn’t love the combination of shrimp, tomatoes, onions, garlic and fresh herbs?  Top it with some yummy feta and I’m in heaven!  I know lots of you are shrimp lovers so I would love to hear if you’ve made this dish in the past. The difference with my recipe is the heat!  I love to marinate the shrimp first with some garlic, ginger, Asian chili sauce and pepper.  It gives you that little extra oomph with each bite and takes the recipe over the top.

Shrimp Saganaki | simply fresh dinners

It’s as simple as sautéing your ingredients in your saucepan, pouring them into a dish (pic above), sprinkling with some feta cheese and baking for 10 minutes.  By baking the tomatoes and shrimp together for a short time, you fuse the flavours and it results in a scrumptious, saucy, messy delight.  I used cherry tomatoes because they have that touch of sweetness in them but you can use any tomato that you like best.

This will make a great appetizer or you can mix it with some pasta for a fabulous dinner.  I eat if for dinner just as is all the time. If serving a large party, take it easy on the Asian chili sauce because not everyone likes the heat in their food.  You can make one big dish or use some ramekins for individual dishes if your party is small.

Shrimp Saganaki | simply fresh dinners

This meal is great at any time of year and it’s a real bonus that you can do all but the baking ahead of time.   If you’ve resolved to eat healthier in the new year, this dish will help you.  It looks so rich and decadent yet it’s full of healthy goodness and nutrition with no refined sugar and yucky preservatives.

For those of you have been reading my blog for awhile now, you may remember that I made this dish early when I first bought my camera.  If you want a good chuckle, take a peek at this old post – too funny!  I am glad my photography skills have improved somewhat!

This recipe will also be part of a HEALTHY ROUND UP that I will post on Monday with 5 of my favorite  food bloggers to bring you some fantastic recipes to start off the new year.   Lots of fresh and nutritious dishes to help you begin with a bang.  Cheers!

Shrimp Saganaki | simply fresh dinners

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Shrimp Saganaki
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Serves: 2-4
Shrimp Marinade
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
  • ½ Tablespoon of minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of Asian chili garlic sauce (optional)
  • dash of freshly ground pepper
  • ½ pound shrimp
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  • 1.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red onion (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic (sliced thinly or use minced)
  • 20 cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh oregano
  • 1 splash of dry white wine (about ¼ cup)
  • splash of ouzo (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large handful parsley (chopped)
  • ½ cup feta (crumbled)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Mix shrimp marinade ingredients together and add shrimp. Let sit until time to be added.
  3. Heat oil in sauté pan and add onions and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the red pepper flakes and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the tomato, oregano, ouzo and white wine and simmer until tomatoes burst and sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp and cook for 30 seconds per side.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  8. Put entire mixture in a baking dish and sprinkle with feta cheese.
  9. Bake in oven until you see the edges bubbling, between 10 -15 minutes.


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  • Reply Anita Rivera January 2, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Good morning Robyn, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I see you are starting off with a perfect recipe to begin the new year. Lively, healthy and happy, as usual! HOw are you? I hope you had a gentle celebration and one that will linger on to make you smile.

    HAPPY EATING my friend! Anita

    • Reply Robyn January 2, 2015 at 7:26 am

      I’m fabulous, Anita! So glad to hear you had a great New Year as well. This recipe is definitely lively – and spicy, lol. Thanks so much for your kind words, sweet lady!
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  • Reply mimi January 2, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I’ve deleted so many old posts because of the photos. Now, white balance is my best friend! Great looking shrimp dish! Happy New Year!
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    • Reply Robyn January 2, 2015 at 9:33 am

      It’s time I got around to that too, Mimi. I have a long way to go with my photography but at least I’m at the point where I’m enjoying it, lol.
      Happy New Year to you as well!
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  • Reply Linda January 2, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Right up our family taste buds favorite alley so to speak. Can’t wait to try it! Happy New Year!
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  • Reply Linda January 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hello Robyn, I see you are still posting. I hope you are enjoying yourself. This shrimp dish is lovely. You can’t go wrong with shrimp and tomatoes and yummy spices. Your photos do look amazing! Your skills and the new camera lens makes a big difference. Happy New Year my sweeet friend! Lots of love from W.W. xo
    P.S. There is something wrong on your sidebar. It says show multiple times..

    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 6:50 am

      I’m still here, lol. Don’t leave till the 12th, WW. Having a great time and having a hard time keeping up with everything but it’s all good 🙂
      I hope your New Year’s was amazing, dear friend. Thanks so much for your kind words. I don’t see anything wrong with my sidebar…hmmm, lol. Yet another blogging issue!
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  • Reply Nina January 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Happy New Year, dear Robyn!
    Lovely receipt!

  • Reply Stephanie January 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    So…. should I come by for supper at around 6:00? 🙂 This look very, very, very good Robyn. You have totally sold me on shrimp.

    I hope you are doing well and enjoying the New Year. Hugs to you!
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    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 6:52 am

      Six sounds good, Stephanie, but you have to promise to bring dessert – you know my baking skills are dismal, lol.
      Can hardly wait to join in your new Link Party!! Thanks so much for stopping in, sweet lady!
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  • Reply Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life January 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    This looks so good Robyn! I can’t wait to try it! I’ll be spreading some foodie love around for you!!
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  • Reply Debbie Harris January 2, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I’m not much of a shrimp person, but I believe you have sold me on it, especially with those cherry tomatoes, yum yum.
    I enjoyed checking out your other post,I thought it was good, even your photography. 🙂

    I trust you had a beautiful Christmas and New Year?

    Much love, Debbie

    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

      LOL, you are much too kind, Debbie. I’m glad you like the dish. I’m fairly certain I could eat it every night. The trick is to resist the temptation of having garlic bread with it to dip into all the yummy sauce!
      Christmas and New Year were fabulous, my friend. I hope yours were, too!
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  • Reply Suz January 3, 2015 at 2:48 am

    This is on my to do list. Looks not only healthy but delicious. Hope you have a healthy happy new year.

    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 7:02 am

      I hope you like this, Suz. You have been holding out on me with that chili recipe! PIctures. I want pictures! So thrilled to hear you have been enjoying that recipe 🙂
      Thanks so much for your continued support. It is truly appreciated. Happy New Year!
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  • Reply Bam's Kitchen January 3, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Loving this dish and with the feta cheese that sounds amazing and easy to whip up too. That sounds like it needs to get on my menu this week! Thanks for the sneak peak into the past… you have come a long way and now your photos look like they need to be in a culinary magazine! Happy Belated B-day Robyn!!!! Sharing your post … Wishing you a super 2015!
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    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 7:17 am

      You are too kind, Bobbi! At least I’ve stopped cursing my camera but I have a long way to go, lol. I know you’ll love this dish because you’re a big fan of shrimp as well. Happy New Year!
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  • Reply Jane January 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This looks divine. All my food favorites. Going to try this out w my Mom next week in Florida..Happy New Year!!

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  • Reply Marla January 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Robyn,

    I have never been a real big shrimp lover but this does look quite good and has so many wonderful spices in. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  • Reply Cindy Lucarotti January 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Just made this for dinner serving it over fettuccine!!!!! IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!! thank you so much for this “keeper” recipe! happy new year!

    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Hi Cindy,

      Your comment came through last night as we were watching the football game and you truly made my night! Thanks so much for taking the time to share. Happy New Year!
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  • Reply Maggie | Omnivore's Cookbook January 5, 2015 at 7:30 am

    You’re absolutely right! The combination of shrimp and tomato cannot be wrong, and I love all the seasonings in this dish! It’s interesting to see you add some ouzo into it and I think it goes great with the shrimp. The cheese just makes everything even better 🙂
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    • Reply Robyn January 5, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      I just wanted to give it that extra kick, Maggie. I’m sure lots of folks will leave it out and I have done so on many occasions. I’m totally addicted to shrimp and tomatoes!. Thanks for your visit 🙂
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  • Reply Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy January 6, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I am so in love with this dish Robyn! When I was in law school there was a bar that had cheese saganaki – the kind that you light on fire – and I was obsessed with it. I would have never thought of shrimp saganaki or that it could be healthy!

    • Reply Robyn January 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      I’m kind of obsessed with it too, Michelle. I make it at least once a month and when I first discovered it, I was making it once a week, lol.
      The trouble is, I always want to make garlic bread for dipping so you have to invite others over so you don’t devour all the bread yourself!

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    Improved somewhat?! Those pictures are like day and night! Lol Well your new shots look simply irresistible. Love that this is so versatile too.
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  • Reply Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat January 8, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I love shrimp and this recipe looks divine!

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  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy January 9, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I would love to try this recipe… thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Mindy January 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Yum! I am definitely a fellow shrimp lover and cherry tomatoes are like a form of candy to me. I love your idea of combining it with pasta for a heartier meal (and I also love pasta…). Sorry I am SO behind on my blog reading (and writing) but had a nice break – looking forward to catching up again : )
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  • Reply Miz Helen January 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    We would really enjoy this wonderful dish, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply mary January 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Robyn, Thank you so much for sharing this shrimp recipe. The heat and the feta make it interesting and who doesn’t love shrimp? I hope you’re having a great new year and I keep meaning to tell you how beautiful your boat is! Take care my friend, Mary

  • Reply AnnMarie January 12, 2015 at 7:06 am

    this is definitely a dish I would make for my husband and myself! We both love all these ingredients. My 16 year old son will have to have grilled cheese!! Pinned

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