Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes with Feta

Adapted from Real Simple Magazine (September 2004)

While tomatoes are still in season, this dish is a go-to for a fast weeknight meal. It is simple yet satisfying. On a recent visit, my brother-in-law proclaimed this the best meal he had on the trip despite the fact that we ate at a number of fancy restaurants in town during his stay. If that isn’t a ringing endorsement, then I’m not sure what is. Serve this dish in shallow bowls with crusty bread to soak up the delicious juices.

  • 6 large tomatoes, cut into eighths
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.┬áPlace tomatoes in a large baking dish. Drizzle olive oil over them evenly, then toss with minced garlic. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and toss well. Roast on top rack of the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven and add the shrimp, parsley and lemon juice. Sprinkle with the cheese and place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or so. When the shrimp are pink and cooked through completely, remove the dish from the oven and serve warm.
  • Quick Tips
  • 1. This dish is made extremely easy by using frozen, peeled, deveined shrimp. Defrost them under running cold water for a few minutes if you don’t remember to set them in the fridge to defrost the night before.
  • 2. It’s a little easier for children if you remove the tails before you roast the shrimp. However, I have been known to throw them in with tails when I’m in a big rush (as is the case in the picture, right).

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

2 responses to “Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes with Feta”

  1. Nikki S. says:

    Your brother-in-law was right! It’s delicious. I wouldn’t have imagined that those flavors would go so beautifully together. This is my favorite kind of dish — simple, quick, and delicious.

    • Alicia says:

      Now I’m wondering if my sister-in-law recognizes those hands? I guess you can’t see very much of them. Thanks for the comment!

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