Recipe Review

Feta Shrimp Tomato Bake Will Be the Super-Simple Dish You’ll Want to Make at Least Once a Week

published Jul 12, 2022
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Whenever someone asks me what my favorite thing to eat is I swiftly reply shrimp. In my opinion, shrimp’s versatility allows it to be used in different cuisines. From Italian carbonara to Asian-inspired bang bang shrimp, the possibilities are truly endless. While shrimp obviously holds the top spot in my heart, the only thing close to my love of seafood is cheese. And to be more specific, feta cheese. The unique tangy taste of it sends my tastebuds into overdrive. So, when I saw Barbara Costello’s (@brunchwithbabs on Instagram) recipe for Feta Shrimp Tomato Bake, I couldn’t save it fast enough.

Guaranteed to be your new summer favorite, this quick and easy dish starts off with a 450°F preheated oven. Next, you’ll cut your creamy, tangy feta cheese into cube-like chunks before placing them aside and grabbing a large bowl for the shrimp. Then, pour a pound of clean jumbo shrimp into the bowl, and add olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, a little chili pepper flakes, and a couple cloves of garlic. Mix until the shrimp are evenly coated and place the bowl aside to let it marinate.

Pour your cherry tomatoes into a bowl, add two tablespoons of olive oil along with two cloves of garlic, and mix until you’ve coated all the cherry tomatoes before transferring into an oven-safe dish. Next, you’ll take your feta and evenly disperse it into your layer of tomatoes. Place the dish in the oven and allow it to bake for 15 minutes or until it becomes bubbly and the cheese begins to soften. 

Once it’s out of the oven, place the marinated shrimp on top of the layer of tomato and feta cheese. Then, sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on top before placing it all back into the oven for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through. You’ll know the shrimp are finished when they look opaque. Top your deliciously fresh creation off with some chopped parsley and throw in some lemon wedges before serving.

While this dish can be enjoyed on its own, for added flavor, you can pair it with couscous, bread, or pasta.