Shrimp Linguine In A Tomato And Feta Sauce

  • by XpatAthens
  • Friday, 20 February 2015
Shrimp Linguine In A Tomato And Feta Sauce

This shrimp linguine is inspired by one of my favourite Greek dishes, shrimp saganaki, where shrimp is cooked in tasty tomato and feta sauce and it works really well as a pasta dish! If you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal this recipe fits the bill literally only taking as long to make as it takes to boil the water and to cook the pasta.

When in season, fresh tomatoes, dill and parsley really make this dish sing but otherwise pantry staples, canned diced tomatoes and dried herbs, also work well so you can enjoy this tasty pasta all year round.


240 grams linguine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
red chili pepper flakes to taste
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
4 cups diced fresh tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 kilo shrimp, peeled and deviened
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
1 tablespoon dill, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste


Bring water to a boil in a large pot and cook the pasta as directed on package.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the garlic and chili pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the wine and simmer for a few minutes.
Add the tomatoes and oregano and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes
Add the shrimp and and simmer until cooked, about 2-4 minutes.
Mix in the feta, dill and parsley, season with salt and pepper and serve over the linguine.

Option: Add a splash of ouzo or other anise liqueur along with the tomatoes or 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds with the garlic and chili pepper flakes for a hint of the exotic.
Option: Use 1 teaspoon dried dill instead of fresh and add to the sauce along with the oregano.
Tip: Serve with crusty bread to sop up any and all leftover sauce.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 422, Fat 9g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 159mg, Sodium 880mg, Carbs 56g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 8g), Protein 27g

By Kevin Lynch