This makes about 4 servings depending on what you’re serving it with.
Lovely, easy and light.
5 – 6 medium sized fresh red tomatoes, cut into pieces
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp minced garlic
1 heaped tbsp fried oregano (preferably dried Greek oregano)
1 tsp ground fennel seed
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 lb medium sized raw shrimp, peeled and deveined. (31 to 40 count)
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup crumbed Greek feta cheese (or more)
2 – 3 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, for garnish
Thaw the shrimp overnight in the fridge, if frozen.
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Dice the tomatoes into pieces about an inch square and put them in the bottom of a heavy baking dish, large enough to fit the tomatoes in one layer.
Drizzle olive oil over the tomatoes, then sprinkle with the minced garlic, dried oregano, ground fennel seeds and freshly ground black pepper.
Put the tomatoes into the oven on the top rack to roast for 30 minutes.
While the tomatoes are cooking, crumble the feta cheese, squeeze the lemon juice, and clean the shrimp as needed. Take the tails off.
Chop the parsley if you’re using it.
When the tomatoes have cooked 30 minutes, arrange the shrimp over the tomatoes, sprinkle over the lemon juice and feta cheese and put the dish back into the oven on the top rack to cook the shrimp for 8 to 10 minutes
Watch them carefully so the shrimp don’t overcook. They’re done as soon as the shrimp turn pink and are barely firm.
Sprinkle the dish with the chopped parsley if using.
This is lovely served over rice or angel hair pasta or even just with some good quality focaccia or ciabatta bread to mop up all the gorgeous juices