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Garides Tourkolimano (Greek Shrimp)

Garides Tourkolimano (Greek Shrimp)


Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Wines from Greece seminar and wine tasting event. I learned a lot about Greek wines and I got to try some really nice ones. Of course the wine tasting only wet my appetite and I had to head out to find some of the wines that I had just sampled. Unfortunately the lcbo did not have any of my favorite wines from the tasting event but I was assured that they would be getting them in. I did find some Greek wines but I am definitely looking forward to the increased selection of Greek wines coming to the lcbo.

I had the perfect recipe in mind for enjoying with some Greek wine. A while ago I came across this recipe for garides tourkolimano or Greek shrimp on Kalofagas and I just knew that I would have to try it. Garides tourkolimano are prawns cooked in a tomato, garlic, herb and wine sauce that is finished off with feta cheese. I had recently made and really enjoyed shrimp saganaki which is very similar dish but it is baked. This dish really reminds me of one of the reasons why I like Greek cuisine so much and that is because of the use of so many fresh herbs.

The garides tourkolimano were really quick and easy to make and they turned out great! The shrimp were amazing and the sauce was really tasty! I took the opportunity to head down to Greek town to pick up some good imported Greek sheeps milk feta and it was well worth the trip. I really liked that way that the feta was just starting to melt into the sauce. I could not let any of that sauce go to waste so I served the garides tourkolimano with some crusty bread to soak up all of the extra. Of course, I enjoyed the garides tourkolimano with a glass of the Greek white wine that I used in the sauce.

Garides Tourkolimano (Greek Shrimp)

(makes 4 appetizer sized servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
4 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 large tomato (diced)
4 green onions (sliced)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 splash hot sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup feta (coarsely crumbled)
1 handful parsley (chopped)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the shrimp and saute them for a minute on each side and set aside.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4. Add the tomato and green onion and saute until the tomato starts to break down, about 3-5 minutes.
5. Add the shrimp, wine, herbs and season with salt and pepper and simmer for 2 minutes.
6. Remove from heat and gently mix in the feta.
7. Cover and allow to rest for 3 minutes.
8. Garnish with parsley and serve with crusty bread.

Similar Recipes:
Garides Saganaki (Shrimp Saganaki)
Singapore Chili Prawns
Baked Shrimp and Feta Pasta
Shrimp Linguine in a Tomato and White Wine Sauce
Mediterranean Fish Stew
Bouyiourdi
Scallop Saganaki
Greek Green Beans in Tomato Sauce with Feta (Fasolakia)

59 comments:

Chef Fresco said...

Looks great Kevin! We love cooking w. shrimp. I haven't tried a whole lot of Greek wines though, gonna have to look into that!

Allen (foodcreate.com) said...

Kevin:
This is a great recipe! Greek food recipes do not have the popularity that they should have. Greek food is extremely nutritious and full of flavor. Thank you for posting this recipe.

Lisa said...

Wow, I made something so similar last night except I added artichokes. Mmmmmnnnnn!

Sara said...

that looks so delicious and easy to make. i hope i can get that when i go to greece... i leave in a week! woohoo!

Laura said...

This looks delicious!! I love your side of torn crusty bread to mop up all that good lookin sauce!

Peter M said...

Kevin, again it was a pleasure meeting you last week (twice even) and the Tourkolimano dish is a fave of mine for your same reasons...quick and delish!

Thanks again,

Peter

Mary said...

Kevin the expansiveness of your palate is a joy. You never bore and I love to visit here to read about your latest taste treat.

Sook said...

This looks fabulous!

oneshotbeyond said...

I think YUMMY SHRIMP would work for a name too! Gee...with all that gorgeous color who couldn't love this and want some?! You are awesome!!!

Lynda said...

This looks so fresh and delicious!An easy summer meal.

Esi said...

This sounds amazing! I love Greek white wine.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a wonderful dish! Really flavorful!

Cheers,

Rosa

Homecooked said...

Wow...the shrimp dish looks great. Love the colour of the gravy!

Mrs Ergül said...

This looks fab!!!!!

Maya said...

Looks good Kevin!

Christina Kim said...

That broth looks divine! Definitely crusty-bread-sopping worthy.

Happy cook said...

I agree if you want to try greek foof, the best place is peters place.
I think you have even out donepeter in making this ;-) looks really yumm.
Hi hi i hope peter don't read the earlier sentences :-)

Bellini Valli said...

Lucky you to be able to attend the event Kevin and sample excellent wines at home as well with dishes like this:D

Risa said...

Your photo is beautiful. I love Greek food. In fact i went to a Greek festival this past weekend. I will have to try this recipe.

Amy and Chris said...

Looks sooo tasty. Another one of your recipes we'll have to try!

Dawn said...

you always kill me with these one bowl wonders. killer kevin, totally killer...

Debbie said...

What a great lookiing shrimp dish. I'm certain this was absolutely delicious!

Sweet Bird said...

This looks so delicious!

lisa said...

I can tell by looking at this that it could become a favorite dish for me! Those shrimp look delicious.

La Table De Nana said...

I would love this! Thanks!

Marta said...

This is so interesting, with the herbs, cheese, tomatoes and shrimp. I love finding different versions of things I know from other countries. Like, this is very similar to a Sicilian fish stew, but the Greek flavours are so different. Great job! Thanks for sharing it :)

Karen said...

Mmm, looks wonderful... lots of great juice to go with the bread!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, look at that broth! This sounds like a delicious recipe.

Kirby! said...

Mediterranean shrimp recipes are some of my favorites! This recipe looks really tasty.

nita scot said...

That looks delicious. I made baked shrimp w/ tomatoes and feta a few weeks ago but I love the addition of all the fresh herbs. I'll have to try this version

duodishes.com said...

The fresh mint, parsley and basil are great! We love those flavors.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Looks so wonderful - I have had this dish a few times and absolutely love it!! Your version is incredible!

Juliana said...

WOW, your shrimp looks just great with all the flavors that you have in it. The picture really reflect how yummie the dish is. By the way, thank you for visiting my site.

tastymealsathome.com said...

nice kevin!

Janet @gourmet traveller88 said...

Kevin, You rock, it sounds so yummy!

LV said...

I was looking for a way to use up the leftover shrimp from my Okonomi-yaki (www.spicemonkey.com), and this is perfect!

Jan said...

This looks to die for, Kevin. I need to make this real soon.

Theresa said...

What a great dish.

Susan Wensel said...

Oooooh, this looks so yummy!!!!

Marjie said...

Your shrimp looks wonderful! It's one of my favorite things - so fast and versatile.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Kevin, this looks so great, I love prawns and you did it so well.

Kate said...

I just made this tonight - so delicious!!

Tangled Noodle said...

I make something very similar but didn't know what it was called. I love this dish, which I serve over freshly steamed rice. It may not be the traditional serving but it is delicious!

Spinachtiger said...

I have almost everything in the recipe on hand. Can't wait to try it. Your picture is so very appetizing. I have the best greek sheep's milk feta, that comes in a brine.

Katerina said...

This is great! You are great! I love all your posts whichever the cuisine!
Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

WHET

pigpigscorner said...

It looks amazing! Wonderful flavours.

ttfn300 said...

fabulous kevin!

Culinary Cory said...

Now this is my kind of appetizer. I love all those juices. Perfect for dipping hearty bread into?

amandalaird said...

Wow, this looks amazing and it is so simple to prepare. About the tomatoes, when you diced them did you remove the membrane, or leave it in?

Kevin said...

amandalaird: I left it on though you could easily remove it.

Jaime said...

i would love to try this!

Mary R said...

Kevin,
We made this last night and you were right about the sauce. You absolutely cannot let it go to waste. We sopped it up with homemade naan bread. Delish!

By the way, I am a new fan of yours. We live in Japan and I recently posted on my blog about a KitKat drink we found there. I'd love your commentary about that since you're so innovative with food!

Kevin said...

Mary R: I am a big fan of Japanese Kit Kat and I pick them up whenever I can. I would not have thought about a Kit Kat drink though. It sounds interesting.

Shana said...

Made this for dinner tonight (minus the mint...we're not big mint people) and it was SO amazing!! I will definitely be making this again, thanks! :)

Chris said...

The one thing I would add is that since the "limano" part means "lemon" this recipe needs to include lemon as an essential component. It can easily be worked in and adds more dimension to a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and it was awesome! Quick, easy, and it tasted like a restaurant meal. I especially like that there are no processed ingredients.

Apolita said...

Hi Kevin! This Greek shrimp is super delicious! So good! Added to my thrill in eating it was that all the herbs came from my new herb container gardening. What a joy!

Thank you for sharing your joy as well!

Chit

Jodee Weiland said...

This recipe looks great! I love the ingredients, and I love Greek food. Thanks for sharing your recipe! So glad you went to that seminar!

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