Do you crave a taste of the Mediterranean? Why not go Greek for a change? The Greeks know how to eat; their recipes reflect a culture that treats food with respect. In Greece, it’s typical for people to eat a large lunch and enjoy a light snack for dinner. This approach to dining improves digestion and ensures that you’re not going to bed with a full stomach.
The Greeks emphasize seafood in many of their traditional recipes. Shellfish, pasta, and fish play a significant role in Greek diets, along with olive oil and fragrant spices. Their food choices may explain why their population enjoys elevated levels of health compared to other European nations.
If you have no idea how to cook Greek meals, this recipe guide is for you. We put together this list of Greek seafood dishes to give you a few ideas for healthy seafood pasta dishes to serve to your family and friends.
1. Greek Shrimp with Penne Tomatoes & Feta
Pick up a couple of pounds of shrimp on your way home this afternoon. This recipe is a light meal that tastes fantastic, try it and expect to add it to your go-to meals.
1-½-pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4-cups penne pasta.
4-tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4-cups penne pasta.
6-oz. Feta cheese.
¾-cup chopped shallots.
4-garlic cloves, sliced fine.
1-can diced tomatoes.
¾-teaspoon dried oregano.
1-teaspoon ground cumin
2-tablespoons chopped mint.
1-tablespoon raw honey.
½-teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
1-½-teaspoons Himalayan pink salt.
¼-teaspoon cracked black pepper.
Preheat oven to 375F.Place a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and the shallots – cook for a few minutes until soft. Add the tomatoes, as well as the red pepper flakes, cumin, salt, pepper, and honey. Bring to the boil and reduce heat. Cook until sauce thickens.
Take the tomato sauce off the heat and add to a baking dish. Place the shrimp over the sauce in an even layer. Bake in the oven for 15-minutes until the shrimp turn pink. Remove the shrimp and cover in crumbled feta cheese. Place on the top rack in the oven and turn on the broiler. Broil for a few minutes until the feta browns. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with mint and serve.