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Shrimp Santorini: feta cheese, kalamata olives, and Greek seasoning add a sizzling taste to shrimp!

Sizzling Shrimp Santorini

Indulge yourself in the bright flavors of the beautiful resort Island of Santorini:  shrimp sizzlingly sautéed in a skillet with feta cheese, kalamata olives, tomatoes and garlic. You don’t have to be Greek to prepare this feast fit for the gods; nor do you have to be Greek to enjoy Shrimp a la Santorini.  You just need a body temperature of 98.6 degrees (or thereabouts).

Total Time:  1 hr 5 min

Prep:  15 min

Cook:  50 min

Level:  Easy

Yield:  2 servings


  • 1/4cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1white onion, chopped
  • 1/2teaspoon Greek Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1/2teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5medium tomatoes, blanched, peeled and chopped
  • Sea salt
  • 3tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 8jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5ounces Greek feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4cup kalamata olives
  • Thick-crusted bread, for serving


  • 2teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 1/2teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook until nearly translucent, about 5 minutes. Combine the oregano, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary, pepper and sea salt.  Add this Greek Seasoning, oregano and tomatoes, and season with sea salt. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley and shrimp.

Transfer the shrimp mixture to a small baking dish. Top with the feta. Bake until the shrimp are cooked through, about 25 minutes. Add more Greek Seasoning and sea salt if desired. Garnish with the olives. Serve hot, with the crusty bread for dipping.


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