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Mediterranean Shrimp with Feta
lemon and broccoli pasta

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min

Baking in a spicy (or not) tomato sauce yields tender, slow-cooked shrimp. We serve this Mediterranean-style dish over pasta with feta cheese on top.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Mediterranean Shrimp with Feta:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Onions - 1/2, diced
  • Bell peppers, red - 1/2, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes, diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 2 cans
  • Cheese, feta - 4 oz
Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon:
  • Broccoli - 10 oz, finely chopped
  • Pasta, any variety (we used orzo) - 4 oz
  • Oil, olive - 2 tsp
  • Lemons - 1/4, zest and juice of

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry.
  2. Broccoli / Onions / Bell peppers / Garlic - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425 F / 218 C degrees.
  2. Bring a sauce pan of water to boil. Salt generously and add pasta. Cook until al dente, tender but not soggy. About 1 minute before finishing, add in broccoli. Drain. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Season with some salt and pepper and more lemon juice, to taste.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add onions and bell peppers and saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add tomatoes (including juice) and stir to combine. Simmer until sauce thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper. Remove from heat and stir in shrimp. Crumble feta over the top.
  4. Transfer to oven and bake until shrimp are cooked through and cheese is golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Serve shrimp over pasta and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (103)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (22)

37 reviews

My family LOVES this recipe.. The shrimp with the Feta and Orozo pasta is always a favorite at our house. The lemon really bring everything together

By: Michelle
Posted: Nov 29, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This dish was good but didn't blow anyone's socks off. I felt like we were eating 2 main courses - the pasta and the shrimp dish. Or that the shimp and tomatoes should really be a topping for the pasta. Everyone around the dinner table ended up mixing the two together. I used penne so maybe I would have felt differently with an orzo or farro. I think the shrimp/tomato does really beg for a rice or rice-like grain. It felt like it was close enough in the ballpark of jambalaya or paella to demand that. I would make this again either with rice or such or as a sauce for another pasta.

By: Felice
Posted: Nov 07, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I added garlic powder to the shrimp dish. Pasta dish had too much lemon for us. But, with a little tweak, we would make it again.

By: patti
Posted: Nov 07, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I liked this dish because it's healthy and tasty. Although I tweaked it a little. I added a tbsp of grated ginger to add more zing. Since the red pepper flakes needed a little help. Also feta was bland. So, I mixed half feta and half mixed 4 white cheeses. My family couldn't stop eating it. I even caught my youngest sneaking late to get one more taste of the sauce.

By: Irene
Posted: Nov 05, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good just the way it was no changes necessary.

By: Juli
Posted: Nov 03, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Like others have said, the shrimp just didn't have a ton of flavor. I liked the pasta side, but I had to add extra lemon juice to give it more flavor as the recipe suggested at the end.

By: Liz
Posted: Oct 30, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful