Greek Shrimp Saganaki Recipe with Kalamata Olives & Feta

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In Greece, this stunning Greek Shrimp Saganaki Recipe is usually served as an appetizer. However, it makes a great main dish too. It takes just 30 minutes to make and your key ingredients are shrimp, garlic, Kalamata olives, oregano, red chili flakes, parsley, and Feta.

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Greek Shrimp Saganaki Recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

In Greek cuisine, saganaki is any one of a variety of dishes prepared in a small frying pan, the best-known being an appetizer of fried cheese.

Other dishes cooked in a saganaki pan include shrimp saganaki and mussels saganaki. These are typically feta-based and includes a spicy tomato sauce.

Serve up this Greek shrimp saganaki recipe as an appetizer with crusty bread to scoop up the savory tomato sauce.

Or for a main course, serve on a bed of cooked zucchini noodles, rice, bulgar, or quinoa instead.

How to Make Greek Shrimp Saganaki

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been linked to Amazon, Amazon Fresh, or other stores if available online. Staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., aren’t always included here as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ALL ingredients with measurements is found on the recipe card.

  • Fresh ProduceGarlic, Red Onion, Parsley
  • ProteinShrimp
  • DairyFeta Cheese
  • Dry White Wine – use a wine that you enjoy drinking
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes – crushed tomatoes are somewhere between tomato sauce (passata) and chopped tomatoes. In the UK look for Passata Rustica which is essentially the same thing as crushed tomatoes. It amazes me how even some simple ingredients are different the world over, and a problem I run into as an international blog!
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Dried Dill
  • Dried Oregano use Greek oregano if you can buy it locally
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

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Greek Shrimp Saganaki

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How Do I Make Greek Shrimp Saganaki?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Shrimp Saganaki Recipe

Greek Shrimp Saganaki

Michelle Ordever
In Greece, this stunning Greek Shrimp Saganaki Recipe is usually served as an appetizer. However, it makes a great main dish too!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Meat & Fish Recipes
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4
Calories 278 kcal


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 15-oz/400g can crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried Greek oregano
  • ½ tsp crushed red chili flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb 450g large (16/20 ct.) shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley leaves chopped and divided
  • 4 oz 100g Feta cheese, crumbled


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion softens and starts to turn golden brown.
  • Add white wine to deglaze the bottom of the skillet, scraping up any brown bits with a spatula.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add crushed tomatoes, olives, dill, oregano, and red chili flakes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add shrimp and 2 tablespoons of the parsley. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp just turns pink. Do not overcook the shrimp.
  • Remove from heat and adjust seasonings, to taste.
  • To serve, transfer to a serving dish and top with remaining fresh parsley and crumbled Feta cheese. Enjoy!

    Shrimp Saganaki Recipe


Serving: 1 | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 493mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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