Seriously Simple: This classic dish will take you on a ‘trip’ through Greece
I remember the first time I ever tasted this classic Greek dish. I was traveling through Greece and landed on the island of Corfu. I met other American students there and we sat down in the town square for dinner. I ordered this dish that was redolent with Greek ouzo and had crumbled, melted Greek feta along with a zesty tomato sauce. Everyone at the table was jealous! This was a dish I wouldn’t likely forget. I had to ask for more bread to sop up the tangy juices.
I recently reminisced about that summer trip from so many years ago and decided I would recreate it in my Seriously Simple style. I substituted the ouzo with an easy-to-find dry white wine and used a can of diced tomatoes. Look for large shrimp that have been peeled and deveined, and select Greek feta cheese for the best flavor.
I like the hit of dried oregano (which is stronger than fresh) that brings all the flavors together. If you like a little heat in your sauce sprinkle in some crushed pepper flakes.
This dish comes together quickly, so have everything at the ready; you will want to serve it immediately. Make sure to serve the same wine to drink and have plenty of bread on the side.
Greek Shrimp with Tomato and Feta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 leeks, light green and white parts only, cleaned and finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry white wine