- 1 kg uncooked shrimp (shelled and de-veined)
- 1 medium onion
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup chopped spring onions
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 cups chopped peeled tomatoes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 4 ounces feta cheese
- Prepare your shrimp
- Heat 1/2 cup of olive oil and fry onions until transparent.
- Add spring onion, garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Add tomatoes, wine, most of the parsley, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes until thick.
- Spoon half of the tomato sauce into 6 individual oven dishes or 1 large oven dish.
- Add shrimp and spoon remaining sauce. Coarsely crumble feta cheese and sprinkle on top
- Cook in a very hot oven for 10-12 minutes until shrimp are pink and feta melted and lightly browned.
- Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve immediately as first course with crusty bread.
Comments: I change most recipes. No wine in our house so I add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce. And I always use extra shrimp. Lots of shrimp! In fact, I made this tonight and had a good 2 kilos in there. I also add extra feta cheese and even if you’re not a feta cheese person (which I'm not), the sweet taste just makes the dish.
Note: This doesn't reheat too well; it still tastes good but the feta cheese melts too much. Good thing I never have leftovers when I make this dish, because it’s better when it’s freshly made and served immediately. It is an easy, quick meal when you have company, especially large numbers of people.
I also prefer rice rather than the bread, but my husband prefers pita bread. Any good flat bread will do the trick. Basmati rice is the best rice to use.
And a note on the feta cheese: It is worth going for the better kind. We get a good French feta that is much, much better than the cheaper stuff.
Submitted by: Nzingha
- Don’t crumb it, but pan fry it in a light-flavored olive oil for a minute or two on each side just to color. Remove it to a plate and add some alcoholic apple cider (not soft drink/soda) or a dry white wine to the pan and reduce the volume to half, add pepper and as much garlic as you like.
- Return the sole to the pan at low heat and cook until done.
- Add cream just before serving.
- Add some shelled cooked prawns before serving
- Both of the above
Submitted by: Bandecoot
- 2 pounds calamari tubes and tentacles, cleaned
- 3 large garlic cloves
- 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon capers
- Cut tubes of calamari into 1-inch rings and cut the tentacles in half.
- In a large pot, bring water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil.
- Carefully place the calamari in the pot.
- Cook the calamari until tender, about 2 minutes.
- Be sure not to overcook.
- Strain the calamari and place in a mixing bowl.
- Add all of the ingredients and mix well. A
- dd salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve the calamari cold.
Submitted by: Spiderman
- 1 marron or lobster (1½ pounds)
- 2 tbs butter or ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, minced (very fine dice)
- 2-inch piece of ginger, minced
- 3 teaspoons cilantro seeds, crushed fine
- 2 cups of chicken stock (stock cubes are okay, with 2 cups water)
- A handful of blanched almonds (12 or so)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1/2 -1 cup of chopped cilantro leaves
- Get the meat out of the tail legs and claws of the crayfish (lobster)
- Put the head, shells, and cracked claws into the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Strain and reduce the stock to about a cup.
- Cut the crayfish meat into 1-inch cubes.
- Heat the butter.
- Add the sliced onion and brown it.
- Add the minced onion, ginger, and coriander seeds.
- Add the stock.
- Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add the garum masala and crushed almonds and stir in the sour cream.
- When blended, add the crayfish meat and warm it through.
Comments: Serve on a plate alone -- no rice. Sprinkle with the cilantro leaves. Serve rice separately.
Submitted by: Bandecoot
- 1 pound flat egg noodles
- 1 can of tuna
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- Cheddar or Colby cheese
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
- Boil your noodles. (Be sure to keep an eye on the noodles to make sure the pot doesn't boil over.) While your noodles are boiling, open the tuna and soup.
- Pour soup and tuna into a very large glass or stoneware (= oven safe) bowl.
- Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- When the noodles are tender (12-15 minutes at boil) drain into a colander.
- Pour the drained noodles into the large bowl with soup and tuna.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Grate about 4-6 ounces of cheese into the mixture, and mix thoroughly. Grate some more cheese on top.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
- Crushed potato crisps on top are optional, but do add texture as well as a “zip” to this traditional family favorite.
Comments: Chopped up kosher pickles are nice in this, I am told.
Submitted by: Unfusilier