Mrs LaPlant’s Shrimp with Feta Cheese
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5 from 2 votes

Mrs LaPlant’s Shrimp with Feta Cheese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Keyword: Shrimp, Feta, Onion
Servings: 6


  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 28- oz can crushed or finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 6- oz can tomato paste
  • cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper about ¼ teaspoon
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped, divided use
  • ½ pound feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 pounds wild Florida shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill optional


  • Warm the olive oil in a large pot. Saute the onions for 8-10 minutes until soft. Stir in the tomato paste and cook, stirring, until it coats the bottom of the pot, but doesn’t burn, just a few minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, parsely, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic. Bring to a simmer then lower heat and cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 50 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Toward the end of the cooking time for the sauce, cook the shrimp. Combine the wine, lemon juice and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and add the shrimp and a pinch of salt. Cook until shrimp are just cooked, about 2-3 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp. Remove from the heat, and stir into the tomato sauce.
  • Begin to cook the rice according to package directions. It should take roughly 20 minutes so plan accordingly. Ten minutes before the shrimp goes into the oven is a good time to start the rice.
  • Pour the shrimp and sauce into a 9x13” deep casserole dish. Scatter the feta evenly over the shrimp and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the feta is starting to get slightly browned. Remove from the oven, and scatter the dill over top if using. Serve with the cooked rice.


*The sauce and shrimp can be prepared ahead of time, cooled down and refrigerated until ready to bake. If going into the oven cold, bake for 30-40 minutes at 300 until warmed through.