I like having frozen shrimp on hand, it cooks quickly and with the addition, of simple basic Greek staples you have a complete meal. Combine with some carbs such as pasta, rice or orzo and you have a nice meal. Add a salad or some cooked vegetables and you are set.
Greeks often combine shrimp with feta (as I did here) but it also goes well with ouzo. For this recipe I added the olive oil and lemon (ladolemono) plus garlic and dill.
I use uncooked frozen peeled shrimp (not the pre-cooked ones). Shrimp are low in calories with a 3 ounce serving only about 100 calories, they are a good source of lowfat protein and are also a good source of iron, niacin and phosphorus.
For this I used what I had on hand which were the tiny shrimp but obviously you can use any size you wish.
I served this with some pasta, but if you have larger shrimp you could serve it on its own, accompanied with a vegetable dish.
If you use frozen, make sure they are defrosted and dry and strain them as much as you can wit a paper towel otherwise they will be soggy.
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