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My husband, Mike, and I moved from NJ to Southwest Florida in September 2006. I currently work at the Punta Gorda Library and fill my free time with crafts, reading and my experiments in the kitchen.  Our fur kids, Buddy the dog and Nibbles (aka Brutus) the cat, keep us entertained all day. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day - a day early (Baked Shrimp and Feta)

On Thursday's I work until 7:15pm.  This isn't too horrible, unless you want to cook a nice romantic Valentine's Day dinner for your hubby and the holiday falls on a Thursday. Sigh...what's a girl to do???  Well, even though it is Ash Wednesday, I decided to make the special dinner tonight. As a Catholic, this means no meat.  Shrimp it is!!!!

One of the best things I've ever made is Baked Shrimp with Feta.  It is an easy and very flavorful recipe.

In a sauce pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

Dice one medium onion and cook for three minutes, or until onions are soft.


Add two cloves of minced garlic and cook for 1 minute.
 
Stir in two cans of no salt added diced tomatoes and bring to a boil.
 
 
Add one tablespoon of dill and one tablespoon of parsley and stir.
 






 Spray your baking dish with cooking spray.  Spread your cleaned and rinsed shrimp in the baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
 
 
Pour sauce over the top of the shrimp.
 
 

 
 Top with crumbled feta cheese.
 
 
 
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in an oven preheated to 425 degrees F.
 

Serve over angel hair pasta. DELICIOUS!!!
 






 
Baked Shrimp with Feta
 

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans of no-salt-added diced tomatoes, do not drain
1 tablespoon of dried parsley or 1/4 cup finely minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh dill
1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Heat the oil in skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until the tomato juices thicken.
Remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley and dill. Spray baking dish with cooking spray and place shrimp in dish. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the feta over the top. Bake until the shrimp are cooked through and cheese melts, about 20 to 30 minutes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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