February 13, 2024

Mediterranean Shrimp and Feta Bake

Hurry, grab the crusty bread… you are going to need it.

I cannot express just how quickly this Mediterranean shrimp dish will disappear. Featuring bursting tomatoes, charred onions, spicy Calabrian peppers, and creamy melty feta, simmered in a garlic white wine and olive oil sauce. Think slightly spicy shrimp scampi meets creamy feta, meets sweet tomatoes and onion umami. This one-pot shrimp recipe is unbelievably easy to pull together and is done in under 30 minutes. Not to mention it is a minimal effort recipe – It is as easy as assemble, bake, and enjoy.

cooked Mediterranean shrimp and feta bake
extra large raw shrimp


  • Shrimp – This is a shrimp dish, pure and simple. Just shrimp, and perhaps some crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. If possible, opt for extra-large 2-biter shrimp. If you can’t find them, no worries! I’ve adjusted the cooking instructions to accommodate medium-large shrimp versus extra-large, preventing overcooking. While I love buying fresh shrimp from my local seafood counter, frozen also works well here. Just make sure to defrost them according to the packaging instructions and prep them as detailed below.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – If you are making this during tomato season, I highly recommend buying vine-on cherry tomatoes. Grape tomatoes are a great substitute if you are unable to find cherry tomatoes.
  • Feta – Block feta, not crumbles.
  • Calabrian Chilies – Whole Calabrian chilies are preferred, but if you only have the crushed or paste variety that work as well.
  • Garlic – Fresh only!
  • White Wine – Pick a nice dry white wine that you would enjoy drinking. Personally, I always use a Sauvignon Blanc for the majority of my recipes that call for white wine. If you prefer Pinot Grigio, or another dry white wine, that works as well.
  • Lemon – 1/2 fresh lemon’s worth of juice.
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Dried Oregano
  • EVOO – A lot of the flavor of this dish comes from the olive oil, so choose a good flavorful extra virgin olive oil.
plated  Mediterranean shrimp and feta bake next to crusty bread


  • Large Baking Dish -A large oven safe dish with some depth to hold the white wine and EVOO sauce.
uncooked  Mediterranean shrimp and feta bake


Prep the Shrimp – Depending on the state of the shrimp when you buy them, you may need to prep them. Remove the shells, de-vein, and if you have time, de-tail the shrimp. Pat them down thoroughly to absorb any moisture.

No time to buy fresh shrimp? No problem! This recipe works well with raw frozen shrimp as well. When prepping the shrimp, ensure you give ample time to fully defrost them before cooking. De-shell, de-vein, and de-tail them if necessary, and thoroughly dry them with a paper towel.

Assemble – Preheat the oven to 400°F. In an oven-safe baking dish, add half of the tomatoes, minced garlic, onions, feta, and Calabrian chilies. Top with the shrimp, then add the remaining half of the ingredients. Next, include a splash of white wine, olive oil, fresh parsley, oregano, lemon juice, and a heavy pinch of salt.

Roast – Roast in the oven for 15-17 minutes for medium to large shrimp and 20-22 minutes for extra-large shrimp. However, always check to make sure the shrimp are completely cooked before removing. The recommended internal temperature for shrimp is 145°F. Remove from the oven and serve with crusty bread.


This dish is intended to be eaten like an appetizer or tapa, with some crusty bread. If you want to make this a more substantial meal then check out below for pairing recommendations.

  • Over Rice – I swear anything can be served over rice. If you need a great recipe that will pair nicely with this dish try my Vermicelli Rice.
  • Grain Bowl – These shrimp would be an excellent add to your favorite vegetable forward grain bowl.
plated  Mediterranean shrimp and feta bake next to crusty bread


I am not the biggest fan of storing leftover seafood. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. To reheat: place the shrimp in an oven-safe pan and bake at 350°F until they are warmed throughout

Looking for more shrimp recipes? I have some great ones pulled below!

Spicy Calabrian Shrimp
Shrimp in Green Garlic Sauce
Chili Garlic Shrimp
Portuguese Garlic Shrimp

February 13, 2024

Mediterranean Shrimp and Feta Bake

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This Mediterranean shrimp and feta bake is bursting with flavor. Made in one pot, and done in 30 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Tapas
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword One Pot, Seafood, Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 3 people


  • 1 lb large shrimp de-veined, de-shelled, tails off
  • 1 lb feta cut in 2 inch blocks
  • 8 cloves of garlic minced
  • 10-12 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 4-5 whole Calabrian chiles + 2 tsp chili oil or sub 2 tsp of crushed Calabrian chiles
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup olive oil EVOO
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉ degrees.
  • Prep the shrimp: de-vein, de-shell, and if possible remove the tails. Pat dry.
  • In an oven-safe baking dish, layer all of the feta and half of the tomatoes, minced garlic, onions, and Calabrian chilies. Arrange the shrimp on top, then add the remaining half of the ingredients.
  • Next add the white wine, olive oil, oregano, fresh parsley, lemon juice, and a heavy pinch of salt.
  • Roast in the oven for 15-17 minutes for medium to large shrimp and 20-22 minutes for extra large shrimp. Serve with crusty bread.

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