Shrimp Saganaki - (Shrimp, Tomato and Feta Dip)

Spiced flavorful Greek Shrimp Feta Dip. Easy to assemble. So flavorful, your guests with love it.

Shrimp Saganaki - (Shrimp, Tomato and Feta Dip)
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

I decided to start this new year with, one of my favorite, delicious Greek Seafood Appetizers that you'll often spot in Greek Restaurant's Menu. Shrimp Saganaki! 

Shrimp Saganaki is an easy and delicious Greek seafood dip with shrimp cooked in tomatoes and spices, broiled topped with feta cheese. It is simple to prepare, needs mostly pantry ingredients... Yet is packed with flavor and has inviting-appetizing color. Does it look delicious or what? 

Above all, I love that it can be served two ways -
1) a flavorful Shrimp Feta Dip.
2) a Seafood Main Course with side of crusty bread. 

So, let's start this year with this amazing Shrimp Saganaki Recipe! 

Shrimp Saganaki Recipe

Traditional Shrimp Saganaki or Garides Saganaki is an appetizer dip of Greek origin. For me, Flambe Cheese was only Saganaki Dish until I tried Shrimp Saganaki with tomato and feta. It was such a pleasant surprise. Love the addition of broiled feta on top of a spiced tomatoes and shrimp sauce. Even though cheese is not generally paired with fish. You will be impressed how flavorful this combination is. 

Shrimp Saganaki Dip Recipe

Traditional Shrimp Saganaki is prepared with feta cheese completely covering the tomato-shrimp mixture and then broiled to get delicious golden baked feta cheese flavor. I, however, use less cheese when baking and put some more on top before serving. 

Shrimp Saganaki Dip Recipe

To prepare Saganaki Sauce, I saute onion and garlic in an broiler proof dish such a medium cast iron skillet. This helps me make and serve this dip in one dish.  

Once onions are soft, I add tomato puree (pureed tomato sauce), and then wine. Cook until sauce thickens and alcohol from wine cooks off.  Next, I season sauce with oregano, paprika, and chili flakes. Mix raw shrimp with hot sauce. Take it off heat. Top feta cheese and broil.

That's it. 

Shrimp Saganaki is ready to devour. Serve a Pita Chips or Crusty Bread on side. 

Shrimp Tomatoes and Feta Dip

Once again wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2019! Stay blessed and thank you for supporting Chef De Home.


Pairing Ideas:

Baked Goat Cheese Dip with Bruschetta Cheesy Baked Tortilla Chips Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Shrimp Saganaki - (Shrimp, Tomato and Feta Dip)

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Shrimp Saganaki - (Shrimp, Tomato and Feta Dip)
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Mediterranean () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 6-8 Servings - Serves: 6
Nutrition: 191 calories per serving (No. of servings depends on serving size.)


Shrimp Dip


  • 1. Preheat oven on broiler on high.
  • 2. Heat olive oil in a medium, oven broiler proof, skillet such as cast iron skillet. Add diced white onion and minced garlic. Saute until onions are soft. (about 3-4 minutes)
  • 3. Add tomato sauce, cook for 2 minutes. Add wine, cook until alcohol cooks off, 3-4 minutes. Add oregano, chili flakes, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Continue cooking 6-8 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  • 4. Add shrimp with a tbsp of lemon juice. Mix with the sauce. Crumble half of *feta on top. Broil until sauce is bubbly (3-4 minutes). Crumble rest of feta on top. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve with side of pita bread chips, or regular pita bread, or a crusty bread.

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8 Responses

  1. Do you use passata or tomato purée of which 2 cups seems a lot Thanks Avril
    I used 2 cups of canned tomato sauce or tomato puree will work as well.
  2. You say tomato sauce but then you say you use tomato puree. If its puree how much do i use. Thanks
    I've only used tomato sauce for this recipe. From puree I meant pureed tomato sauce (pre-cooked). If using raw tomato puree, flavor will not be the same. However, you can use canned tomatoes (pureed in food processor).
  3. Delicious! Need calories and nutritional values please
    Hi Kathy, thanks for reminder. I'm adding calories soon.
  4. Calories and nutritional value would be awesome! Thank you for the wonderful food!
    Updated the Cal Info. Thanks for sweet feedback.