herb baked shrimp with tomatoes and feta

This is the perfect one-pan dish to ease you into Spring.

By: Anna Decker / 04/13/2016

There’s so much bright flavor from the cherry tomatoes (concentrated bursts of sweetness) and fresh oregano and mint. The shrimp, tomatoes, and feta all cook together in the oven until golden and bubbly. All you’ll need is a simple side of orzo to soak up the sauce. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

What you'll need: 1 shallot 4 cloves garlic ¼ oz fresh oregano ¼ oz fresh mint 1 can cherry tomatoes 12 oz peeled and deveined medium shrimp 3 oz feta cheese ⅓ cup orzo olive oil coarse salt freshly ground black pepper

Equipment: ovenproof skillet small pot

Recipe steps: 1. Prep ingredients Preheat oven to 475°F with rack set in upper third. Remove ends from shallot, cut in half then thinly slice. Peel and thinly slice garlic. Remove leaves from oregano and mint stems. Coarsely chop mint and half of the oregano.

  1. Cook aromatics Heat 2 tablespoons oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium. Add shallot, garlic, and the whole oregano leaves. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes Increase heat to medium high. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until no liquid remains in skillet, 5 minutes.

  3. Add shrimp and feta Add shrimp, mint, and remaining oregano to skillet. Stir to combine and crumble feta over top.

  4. Bake Bake until liquid is bubbling, cheese is beginning to brown, and shrimp in center of dish are opaque, 15 minutes.

  5. Make orzo Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add orzo and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.; drain. Serve topped with shrimp mixture. Enjoy!

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