(for one appetizer portion)
6 large whole shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 small red onion, sliced
1/4 green bell pepper, sliced
1/4 yellow bell pepper, sliced
some diced hot banana pepper
(depending how spicy you like your dish)
1 medium ripe tomato, diced
1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced
half cup Greek feta, coarsely crumbled
1 tsp. dried Greek oregano
splash of Ouzo
Grated Kasseri (or other white cheese)
salt to taste
- In a saucepan, add your olive oil over medium-high heat and add your mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes or until they have browned. Now add your onions, peppers and tomatoes and simmer for another 5-7 minutes or until you end up with a nice thick sauce.
- Take off the heat and add your crumbled feta, oregano and Ouzo and stir in. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt (if any required) and additional heat (if desired).
- Pour the mixture into an oven-safe baking vessel (like the saganaki) and arrange the shrimp on top. Grate some Kasseri on top and place under the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the shrimp have turned pink and the cheese becomes a golden brown.
- Serve with crusty bread, Greek ouzo and with good company.