“And you will go to Mykonos
With a vision of a gentle coast” – Fleet Foxes
I have no idea if any of the members of the Fleet Foxes are Greek, but I like that song. I like Greek food too. So, I give you Shrimp Mykonos. It’s a basic pasta dish with shrimp in red sauce. I’ve made it a few times over the winter and it has become one of my go-to Greek dishes. I also like this dish because it uses orzo pasta, which is a nice change of pace from other standard pastas like linguine or penne. Here’s the recipe. And as an added bonus, I’ve included an audio link to the Fleet Foxes song at the bottom.
Serves 41 lb medium sized shrimp (pre-cooked frozen shrimp is an good shortcut for this dish) Olive oil 1/2 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper Oregano 1 32 oz can of crushed tomatoes Tomato paste 1 cup orzo pasta 1 cup feta cheese
Thaw the shrimp ahead of time. In a large skillet or or dutch oven, heat a tablespoon or so of oil. Add the onions and sweat for 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic, season with salt, pepper, and oregano, and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and a tablespoon of tomato paste and bring to a low simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes and season to taste. If the sauce is too acidic, add a little sugar to balance it out.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add orzo, cook till al dente, and strain.
Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and oregano and add to the sauce. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Combine the orzo with the shrimp and sauce. Fold in the feta and serve.
I was hoping to embed the song directly into the post with an audio player directly, but wasn’t able to. If anyone has any tips on how to do that with Word Press, let me know.