From Milk Street - This classic Greek dish pairs plump, sweet shrimp with briny feta cheese. We added chopped Kalamata olives for added savoriness, as well as ground fennel seed for hint of anise flavor. Our preferred tomato for this recipe is Campari (or cocktail) tomatoes, as they tend to be sweet and flavorful year-round; they're larger than cherry tomatoes but smaller than standard round tomatoes and usually sold on the vine in plastic containers. We tried cherry and grape tomatoes but found their skins to be tough and unpleasant in the finished sauce. Chopped Peppadew peppers are an unconventional ingredient, but their mild, sweet heat makes them a welcome addition. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the sauce.
1. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil until shimmering. Add half the shrimp in an even layer and cook without disturbing until deep golden brown on the bottoms, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir and cook until the shrimp are pink and opaque on all sides, another 20 to 30 seconds. Transfer to a medium bowl. Repeat with 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil and the remaining the shrimp. Set aside.
2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium-high until shimmering. Add the garlic, fennel and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is light golden brown, about 20 seconds. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until the liquid is almost evaporated, 30 to 60 seconds. Add the chopped tomatoes, olives and 1½ teaspoons salt. Cook, stirring, until the tomatoes have broken down into a sauce, 6 to 7 minutes.
3. Remove the pan from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the oregano, then taste and season with salt and pepper. Return the shrimp to the skillet, along with the accumulated juices. Cover the pan and let stand until the shrimp are heated through, about 1 minute.
4. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with the feta, finely diced tomatoes, the Peppadews (if using) and the remaining 2 teaspoons oregano.
Tip: Don't use pre-crumbled feta. The cheese plays a prominent role in this dish, so good-quality feta sold in blocks is important. We had success using Greek, Bulgarian, French and Israeli feta.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (372g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 176 (48%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 19.5g||26 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.3g||31 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 10.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2.1g|
|Cholesterol 301.6mg||93 %|
|Sodium 781.5mg||27 %|
|Potassium 728.9mg||19 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 10.7g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.2g||13 %|
|Sugars, other 7.5g|
|Protein 35.8g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 364
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