My trip to Greece left my head filled with flavors. We had the most wonderful lunch made for us on our trip around the islands by Teddy. I looked everywhere for anything that resembled the dish and lo and behold...I found the exact recipe (here at Food Network - Saganaki Shrimp) that Captain Ted uses for the trip. Yeah!
1/2 c onions (minced)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbsp tomato paste
3 medium tomatoes, peeled, pureed and strained
2 tbsp mastic liqueur or you can substitute ouzo or white wine
1 tsp sugar
salt (to taste)
black pepper (to taste)
1/2 lb fresh shrimp - peeled and cleaned (I removed tails too)
1 tbsp fresh oregano (chopped)
2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
3 oz feta cheese
In a small pan, heat your olive oil. Add chopped onions and saute them until they are translucent. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes - saute them for a minute more.
Pop in your tomato paste , purred tomatoes, mastic liqueur, sugar, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for around 5-7 minutes or until sauce thickens. Next add shrimp and cook about 1 minute then flip over and cook the other side another minute. Stir in 1 tbsp of parsley and oregano. Remove from heat and transfer to a baking dish, Sprinkle with feta and bake for about 10 minutes - until cheese is bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.