Shrimp Saganaki Recipe


A great summer dish is Shrimp Saganaki. It’s a Greek dish made in a pan with shrimp, vegetables and, to my surprise, feta cheese. I didn’t think seafood goes well with cheese, but in this combination they go great! To make this extra special, I’m going to finish off the dish in the oven.

Watch How To Make It:

In Greek tavernas they serve this as an appetizer but it’s also great as a main dish. My wife and I will eat this for lunch. The Shrimp Saganaki is really delicious and it’s easy to make at home. Enjoy!

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Shrimp Saganaki

Servings 2 people


Cutting board
Rubber spatula
Oven-safe pan


  • 1 pound shrimp (500g)
  • 7 oz feta (200g)
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • chili pepper
  • parsley
  • 1 glass dry white wine
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil


  • Peel and devein the shrimp
  • Next, finely chop the red onion
  • Then, finely chop the tomatoes
  • In a preheated pan at medium heat we cook the shrimp for 2 minutes on each side, then set aside on a plate
  • Now we add the chopped opinion in the same pan and cook it for 5 minutes
  • After that, we make room, add a bit of olive oil, if needed, and the crushed garlic. Cook like this for 30 seconds
  • Then add the tomatoes and mix everything together
  • Turn the heat up to high and add a teaspoon of salt. Mix and cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft
  • Now add the white wine to deglaze the pan and mix everything together
  • Decrease the heat to medium and cook for 7 minutes
  • After that, we add the oregano, the black pepper and a bit of chili. The chili is optional. Let them cook for 1 minute
  • Then add in the shrimp and mix
  • Sprinkle over the crushed feta
  • Now you can put the lid on the pan and cook for 2 minutes until the feta is soft or you can put the pan – if it’s oven proof under the broiler in the oven for 2 minutes at maximum heat
  • After you get the pan out, chop and sprinkle over the parsley.


Serving this with toasted bread like ciabatta takes the dish to another level. You’ll want to dip it in the sauce
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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