Shrimp-and-Feta Stew

Shrimp and feta cheese may seem like an unlikely combination, but this stew is actually a traditional Greek dish--and a delicious one. The shrimp simmer briefly in wine with tomatoes, onion, garlic and oregano, and the cheese goes in at the last moment so that it just barely melts.


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  • Servings: 4
KEY: Stewing, Dinner Party, Greek, Soups & Stews, Fast, Dinner

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes with their liquid (two 14 1/2-ounce cans)
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 pounds large shrimp, shelled
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 pound feta cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds longer.
  2. Raise the heat to moderate and add the tomatoes with their liquid, the wine, oregano, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook over moderate heat, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the shrimp and pepper and bring back to a simmer. Simmer, covered, until the shrimp are just done, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cheese and 3 tablespoons of the parsley. Serve topped with the remaining 1 tablespoon parsley.

Suggested Pairing

An acidic, assertive wine such as Sauvignon Blanc is a natural with the feta and shrimp. Look for a bottle from New Zealand or from California.

Photo © Melanie Acevedo Published July 2013

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