Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shrimp Saganaki and a Birthday

The first day of February is special in our house because it's my baby sister's birthday. Today she is turning nineteen (!) and it's bittersweet because last year, our mom threw a surprise 18th birthday party for her and starting this year, she will be celebrating without our mom who passed away middle of 2011.
The birthday girl's interests are varied, she does wushu, has gotten her certification to teach zumba, maintains her own blog, is into farming...whew! But most of all just like me, she loves food...and this particular dish combines some of her favorites--shrimps, cheese and wine.
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
1 small Onion, peeled and minced

1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 kilo Shrimps (peeled/deveined/heads left intact)

250 grams Feta Cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup White Wine

250 grams Crushed Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat medium pot with Olive Oil, saute Garlic, Onion and Oregano until fragrant. Deglaze pan with white wine, add the shrimps and tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes. Transfer to a deep dish (I used a big ramekin) and top with crumbled feta cheese. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees farenheit oven for 20 minutes until bubbling. Serve with bread.
*The leftovers tasted better the next day, we ate it with rice :)
Happy birthday Mycah! You make me so proud of how you are turning out to be!


Aarthi said...

This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe


Lorraine Joy Alegria-Vizcarra said...

The dish looks wonderful!

Kris Ngoei said...

Happy birthday Mycah! Wish her a great success in any of her endeavours :-)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

happy b-day to your sister and she has one amazing sister in you for this soup! It looks amazing