Shrimps à la spetsiota

Shrimps à la spetsiota

  • serves 6
  • Easy

This recipe for shrimps à la spetsiota comes from Estiatoria Milos, a Greek seafood restaurant with branches in Athens, New York, Miami and London. This is a classic, simple dish with the shrimp braised in tomato sauce, feta and oregano. It's super quick to make but is packed full of delicious flavours



  • onion 1 large, thinly sliced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • ripe tomatoes 3 large, grated
  • good dry white wine 11/2 glasses
  • dried Greek oregano 2 tbsp 
  • white pepper
  • large peeled raw prawns 700g 
  • feta 200g, crumbled
  • flat-leaf parsley finely chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • crusty bread to serve
  • lemon wedges to serve


  • Step 1

    Fry the onions in a pan with 5 tbsp olive oil over a low heat until soft but not browned.Add the tomato and cook over medium-high heat until the sauce has thickened a little, then add the wine and oregano, season with white pepper and salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add the prawns and cook until they’re pink and just done.Add most of the feta, stir it into the sauce,  and cook for two minutes, or until the feta is just starting to melt.

  • Step 3

    Sprinkle over the rest of the feta, along with the chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread and some lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 308
  • Fat 16.9g
  • Saturates 6.1g
  • Carbs 6g
  • Fibre 1.8g
  • Protein 26.8g
  • Salt 1.8g