Well-seasoned Sautéed Shrimp w/Tomatoes, White Wine, Cavatappi and Feta


Are you thinking feta cheese is just for Greek salads?  This recipe I’ve got for you today just might change your mind!




This light easy-to-make dish comes with a couple of our favorite ingredients, shrimp and feta cheese, pulled together with the help of a chunky herb-infused tomato sauce. 

Way back when it first started, I was addicted to the Food Network ~ not so much these days.  More than once, I recall hearing it said on the network:  pairing seafood with cheese is a "no-no."

I’m guessing there are some cheeses that would be true of, but seriously?  Certainly not all cheeses.  Who made up that rule anyway, and why? 

Begin this dish by sautéing  onion, and garlic; stir in seasonings and diced tomatoes in their juice, plus a healthy splash of white wine for added flavor in the sauce.  




Stir in sautéed shrimp, parsley, and cooked pasta to the mix; serve with a good brand of briny, tangy, sharp-flavored feta scattered over the top.

How could all this not be good?


Sautéed Shrimp w/Tomatoes, White Wine, Cavatappi and Feta

 Ingredients:
  • 3 cups uncooked, dried cavatappi pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Method:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside, keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, cook and stir 5 minutes until tender. Add garlic and seasonings, cook 1 minute longer.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and wine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer, uncovered, 5-7 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.
  4. Add shrimp and parsley, cook 5 minutes or until shrimp starts to turn pink, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add cooked pasta, toss and heat through for 1 minute.
  6. Remove from heat, sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until cheese is softened.




Enjoy!





26 comments:

  1. wow I am drooling at that last photo...and I do love the Feta with shrimp!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! It's a great combo!

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    2. Pam, I love feta cheese...and this recipe is right up my alley! Lots of flavor and something a bit out of the ordinary too. Somewhere in Scotland or Ireland I remember feta cheese with a fish dish and I'll find it and post it sooner or later. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    3. Hi Dave! Great that you like this! That would be great too, to see the recipe. Thanks and take care

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  2. The early days of the food network are lost and gone forever... too bad what happened there, turning into a circus that's really nothing to do wit real food or cuisine. I remember Mario Bataglia doing serious Italian recipes, not stunts! I don't remember the trope about shrimp and cheese, can't figure out what that was about --- your recipe is quite appealing!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Perfect way to say it, Mae: a circus! And I loved those Italian recipes of his. Thanks for the visit!

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  3. I love feta too Pam and this sounds delicious !

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! I like it too! Take care

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  4. Hi Pam.... Shrimp! I love Shrimp in all kinds of sauces. This dish looks so good.

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    1. Hi Shug! Shrimp works in all sauces for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That looks delicious! Salty Feta and shrimps, sounds good to me!

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    1. Hi Joyce! I think feta goes great with shrimp! Thanks and take care!

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  6. Dear Pam, Oh I agree! Food Network was nice when it first began and they actually cooked! Now it is all about contests that are sometimes quite ridiculous! and not very interesting. I barely ever watch the channel anymore. Sometimes I like Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. But, that is about it.
    I think the rule of no cheese with fish is silly. I love a good fish sauce and always grat cheese on it.
    This looks wonderful and satisfying. Take care my friend. xoxoxo Catherine

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    1. Hi Catherine! Food Network has really changed, not much actual cooking any more. And I agree with you, the contests are ridiculous! Fish and cheese work for me too. Thanks and take care. xoxoxo

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  7. This recipe looks delicious! I make a similar dish with shrimp, tomatoes, and feta - I think it's a great combination of flavors!

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    1. Hi Amy! Then you know it's good since you make about the same. Thanks!!

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  8. YUM..... I would LOVE that dish... Thanks for much for the recipe... I love Shrimp --and all kinds of cheeses. SO --that one is for ME.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks, Betsy! Glad you like it. Take care

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  9. So delicious! I love shrimp pasta and would never have though about adding feta. Love it.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! Feta is really good with shrimp! Take care

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  10. I do a Greek version that is baked and it is so good! Can't wait to try this one with pasta!

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    1. Oh, I bet that's good, Abbe! Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend!

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  11. Great, now I am really hungry. : )
    Looks yummy.

    M : )

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  12. I don't eat shrimps, but I do like feta cheese. So, it was interesting to read about your combination pasta + shrimps + feta cheese. I must admit it sounds and looks very good!

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  13. I like the shrimp and feta combination. It looks delicious with the pasta.

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