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Greek Feta Shrimp Skillet
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Award-Winning Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Feta)

My Award-Winning Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Feta) is healthy, easy to make and comes together in one skillet in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4
Calories: 261kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots (or 1 small onion), finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup dry white wine or ouzo*
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound large or extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about ¾ cup)*
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • Turn the broiler on high.
  • In a large oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes and cook 1 minute longer until fragrant.
  • Stir in the tomatoes (along with the liquid from the can), wine, salt and pepper.
    Greek Feta Shrimp Skillet
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add the shrimp to the skillet.
    Greek Feta Shrimp Skillet
  • Cook 5-6 minutes until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.
    Greek Feta Shrimp Skillet
  • Place the skillet under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until feta melts and is golden brown in spots. Alternatively, you can cover the skillet with a lid and let the cheese melt.
    Greek Feta Shrimp Skillet
  • Sprinkle parsley over the dish. Serve with crusty bread on the side for dipping.


  • Ouzo, a Greek liquor with a strong anise flavor is classically used in Shrimp Saganaki.  However, the flavor is quite strong so I use dry white wine.  You can use either one or leave out the alcohol completely. 
  • This is definitely the time you want to buy the block of authentic Greek feta! Greek feta is made from sheep's milk and has a rich, tangy flavor and creamy texture when it melts. While I occasionally buy pre-crumbled feta, I wouldn't use pre-crumbled cheese in this dish. It's just not as flavorful and doesn't melt as well.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 1470mg | Potassium: 611mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 3mg