Posted by: Melanie Mathos | December 6, 2009

Shrimp Pilaf

This is a wonderful recipe that my mom makes from the Popular Greek Recipes cookbook from Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The cookbook is undoubtedly the best Greek cookbook in the US and has won many awards. The funny thing is, this cookbook was a staple in our kitchen when we lived in Michigan. We never dreamed we would move to Charleston, let alone that Gary and I would get married in the very same Church!

The only changes that make this my own are subsituting brown rice and adding a splash of white wine.

Source: Popular Greek Recipes (via Mom)

Ingredients:

  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbl chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • White wine
  • 1 cup Feta

Method:

  • Cook onions and celery in olive oil until soft
  • Add shrimp and cook two minutes
  • Cover with tomato sauce, seasonings, and 1 cup water
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes
  • Measure liquid and add equal parts water and wine to make 3 cups
  • Bring to boil and add rice
  • Cover and cook slowly until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed
  • Add Feta, cooking long enough to melt a little
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Responses

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