GARIDES SAGANAKI / GREEK SHRIMP SAGANAKI
This super quick, easy and extra tasty traditional Greek dish, shrimp saganaki, is best served straight from the skillet alongside a heap of pita and ouzo or wine.
*500 g shrimp, peeled and deveined
*1 onion, diced
*3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
*2 medium ripe tomatoes, grated
*1 tsp granulated sugar
*5 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
*1 tbsp butter
*2 pinches chili flakes
*1 tsp tomato paste
*20 ml ouzo ( see notes )
*fresh parsley, chopped
*salt & pepper to taste
In a large pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and butter on medium to high heat and sauté onion for 1 minute.
Add the tomato paste, garlic, chili flakes, salt and pepper for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add the tomatoes and sugar, cover the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in another pan, heat 3-4 tbsp. olive oil on medium heat. Add the shrimps, sauté for 1 minute and add the ouzo. Pour the tomato mixture into shrimps, cover and cook for 3-4 minutes.
When ready sprinkle with parsley and serve saganaki while hot.
NOTES: Ouzo is traditional Greek liqueur that is flavored by anise. It is available at any well stocked liquor store.