Greek Style Shrimp Scampi

 

 

Pasta is topped with shrimp, fresh tomatoes, olives and feta in this easy, no fuss meal!

This Greek shrimp scampi will quickly become a weekly staple!

 

I woke up on the 5th of July to see our yard and driveway covered with firework shrapnel.  Used Pop-its, burnt sparklers, firecracker tanks and bottle rocket remains were strewed out on the lawn along with random Gatorade bottles, blown out water balloons and popsicles sticks.   Sippy cups, strollers, toddler shoes and children’s bathing suits were also found among the rubble.    My front yard looked like a frat party collided with a toddler play date.

 

 

While this whole mess sounds like a lot of chaos, to me it’s a reminder of a good time.  My neighbor and I started a new holiday tradition; we host a shrimp boil for our friends and neighbors.   The adults laugh, have a few drinks, kick back relax and talk all night.  The kids throw water balloons, indulge on way to many sweets and snacks, and chase each other around the yard.  There are fireworks and sparklers and everyone stays up way too late.   It is exactly what the 4th of July should be.  Togetherness, community and pure fun.  Messy yard be damned, I wouldn’t celebrate the 4th any other way.

 

Next to shrimp boils, shrimp scampi might be my favorite way to eat shrimp!.  This recipe is easy!  Pasta is tossed with shrimp, herbs and fresh cherry tomatoes.  The shrimp scampi then gets topped with kalamata olives and feta cheese to add Mediterranean flavor to this simple dish.  While this meal comes together quickly you could streamline this dish by using left over shrimp (if you have it) or even precooked shrimp.  While I preferred the taste of  fresh cherry tomatoes, you could certainly use seasoned canned tomatoes.

 

 

If you feeding a crowd, try the shrimp boil, but to feed you family quickly. this shrimp scampi is the way to go!

 

 

 

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi
 
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Shrimp scampi is a quick easy dish that only requires a handful of ingredients! A family friendly dish that is perfect for any night of the week.
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Recipe type: pasta, seafood
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 10.5 oz grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped olives
  • 4 oz feta
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to your package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan and stir in thyme, oregano, salt and rosemary. Stir to coat. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes. Add halved cherry tomatoes and cook an additional minute or until shrimp are no longer pink and tomatoes have softened. Remove from heat. Toss together pasta and shrimp. Top pasta with olives and feta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 6 tablespoons (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to your package directions.
  2. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add tomatoes and let simmer a minute or two.  Add pepper and your shrimp.  Cover and let cook until shrimp are pink, about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Plate your pasta, add the shrimp with the sauce.  Top with Feta.  Enjoy!
 Recipe slightly adapted  from Cooking Light

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