Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta



     Need a quick and easy weeknight meal? This baked shrimp dish fits the bill. Looking for a quick dinner using ingredients I already had, I found this recipe in Ellie Kreiger's book The Food You Crave.  The only change I made to the recipe was to use Thai basil in place of parsley, which gave it a little different flavor than the parsley would have. I think the next time I make this I'll add some crushed red pepper to spice it up just a bit. Orzo and a nice salad rounded out this healthful meal quite nicely!

Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta
Recipe from Ellie Krieger 
(my changes noted)
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced no-salt-added tomatoes with juice
1/4 cup finely minced flat leaf parsley ( I used Thai basil instead)
1 Tablespoon finely minced fresh dill
1 1/4 lbs. medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined (I used frozen shrimp, uncooked.)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup crumbled feta (about 3 oz.)

Cooking Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet. Saute onion until soft, about three minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute, taking care not to brown the garlic. 
  • Add tomatoes with juice. (I thought this was a little too watery, so when I make this again I'll leave out some of the juice.)  Reduce heat and simmer about five minutes, until mixture has thickened a bit.
  • Remove from heat and stir in parsley (or basil), dill, shrimp, salt and pepper. 
  • Crumble feta on top of all.Bake for about 12 minutes, or until shrimp are done and cheese is melted. Serve with brown rice or orzo.

40 comments:

  1. I love shrimps! This looks delicious, quick and easy too! Baking with feta cheese sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Okay I'm not a massive seafood fan, but this actually looks good! (As in, I'd eat it!) I love the feta and tomato so I think it would compliment the shrimp

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sounds good! Great pic and I'm lovin' that adorable baking dish:@)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Bookmarked, this is my type of food.
    Lovely ingredients ♥

    ReplyDelete
  5. That sounds easy enough for a last minute dinner! And delicious too. Prawns, tomatoes and feta. YUMs!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh this is simply divine. I can taste all the flavors mingled in with the sweetness of the shrimp. So beautiful and boy do I wish you would come cook it for us tonight! I got a busy day ahead of me! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This looks soooo delicious...and I am totally craving it now. How did Ellie know ;)? Seriously, yum!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can see why this would be a tasty weeknight meal. Very nice.

    Velva

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have one of Ellie's books and I love it! I make something very similar to this and we just devour it. Tastes great with some crusty bread to sop up all that juice. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love the combination you have used here. It looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a good day. Blessings...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is a must try; I really like the combination and then you finish it off with feta; it has to be good; thanks.
    Rita

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a great baking dish! I love it. And this combo of shrimp and feta is terrific. Will be trying this, with your additions.

    ReplyDelete
  13. From our Italian cooking culture, we were always told never to mix cheese with fish or seafood. I say the heck with that...feta sounds perfect with shrimp.
    Betty thanks for bringing this to the table. Certain rules are in need of re-evaluation of their culinary practices ;o)

    Ciao for now,
    Claudia

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yum! This looks great, and I happen to have some shrimp leftover from the weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Yumyumyumyum, feta goodness. I love the unexpected shrimp and cheese combo.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Pretty picture! You reminded me I bought her book and really should go try to cook out of it. I'm craving shrimp now.

    L

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sound nice and easy to me. I can substitute shrimp with fish as I'm allergy to shellfish.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I just love this kind of dish!!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This sounds like such a delicious dish! I love how simple it is but that you mixed it up with the basil!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Mmm...baked shrimp, yum. What a terrific dinner you had!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Shrimp is really the only seafood I like. This dish sounds amazing! : )

    ReplyDelete
  22. Betty, anything with shrimp and feta is a winner for me and this looks and sounds fantastic. I actually got this book for Christmas and have yet to make anything from it. Maybe this will be my first recipe :o)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Honestly shrimp and feta are 2 of my favorite foods. This looks amazing and i can't wait to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This does sound delicious and with orzo and a salad - perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have made the shrimp, feta and diced tomato combination several times, and I love your version of it even more. Yumm!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Shrimp and feta! Who would be able to resist such a flavoursome combination?!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I haven't had shrimp in way too long! I like your switch to the Thai basil in this recipe. Delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would definitely like to try this! yummi!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Im so sorry am very late but at times life brings u something sad and it comes to a standstill.
    Missed u and ur lovely thoughts and posts and am excitedly catching up.
    Ur bread machine sounds really good and that is something i would have loved to have too.
    U have baked some wonderful bread in the there.
    That dill sauce is fantastic too.
    And the baked shrimp with tomatoes....i W.A.N.T.....and now....

    ReplyDelete
  30. I'm not a big fan of parsley but basil I like! Yum yum :) And that's a really cool serving bowl too!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh wow does this look good! Great meal any day of the week. My mouth is watering, thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I read through the recipe and it is so lovely and quick which is perfect for a week night dinner! :D

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love this combination of shrimp, tomatoes, fresh herbs, onions and garlic baked until the feta cheese is all melty on top. I like the way you presented it in an individual casserole and will be trying this dish soon, yum and thanks;-)

    ReplyDelete
  34. delicious combination of flavours looks good

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love shrimps and combining them with Feta cheese and tomatoes sound like heaven!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Definitely a great dish...love the switch to the Thai basil, delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Just to say thank you for your lovely recipe.
    I served it yesterday and it was a great hit.
    I have not taken pictures, did not have time.
    Have a great Easter ♥

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love this baked shrimp! Such a creative way to prepare it :)

    Cookin' Canuck and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other Entrees in this weeks Get Grillin' event posted on both of our blogs. You just need to link up on one site :) http://su.pr/17fizq

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by scrambled hen fruit! I appreciate all of your comments and look forward to reading them.

Related Posts with Thumbnails