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Baked Spiced Shrimp

I’m often struck by how often I cook the same way. Not the same thing – I am always trying new recipes, but I have my favorite ways of cooking various things. I like to stir-fry peppers and onions, I love grilling meat, and I usually saute shrimp. But last weekend, I decided to try something different. A baked shrimp dish, infused with spices and juicy tomatoes. Topped with a sprinkling of feta cheese and bread crumbs, this tasty dish was a big hit – not to mention ridiculously easy.

Baked Spiced Shrimp

Based from a recipe from Epicurious.com
Served 2.
Leftover Potential: Reheats relatively well, though I would re-heat in the oven to prevent drying out the shrimp.

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cumin

salt, as needed
pepper, as needed
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
feta, crumbled, as needed
breadcrumbs, as needed

1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, and saute until aromatic, 1 minute more.
2. Season with rd pepper flakes, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the tomatoes, and stir to combine. Add the shrimp, and toss to combine. Remove from the heat.
3. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish. Top with a sprinkling of feta and breadcrumbs. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, 15-17 minutes.


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