Thursday, August 11, 2011

Garides saganaki pasta

In the Greek vocabulary, garides means shrimp and saganaki means cheese. Combine the two to make this flavorful pasta! Here's how to make this dish as taught by the owner of Cyma Greek Restaurant in Manila, chef Robby Goco.


8 pieces whole shrimps
salt & pepper to taste
50 ml. canola oil
1 piece red onion
3 cloves garlic
2 pieces local tomato, chopped
1/4 tsp. chili flakes
30 ml. white or red wine
300 ml. pomodoro sauce
500 g. spaghetti
100 g. feta cheese
5 g. Italian flat leaf parsley
2 pcs. lemon
30 ml. extra virgin olive oil (optional)

How to cook:

Season shrimps with salt and pepper, with shell still on. In a saute pan, sear shrimps in hot oil until it changes its color and set aside.

Saute onion and garlic until aroma is released. Season with salt.

Add tomatoes, chili flakes and deglaze with wine.

Add pomodoro sauce, then mix in pasta.

Place on a plate, put shrimp on top, top with feta cheese and chopped parsley.

Serve with a lemon wedge and garnish with more parsley, if desired.

Bon appetit! :D