Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mihali Shrimp

I recently visited my sister and her husband in SC over the Labor Day weekend (actually it was about a week). Anyway, the first night that I arrived, we went to a little Greek Italian restaurant called Athens. My sister recommended a dish on the menu called Mihali Shrimp. Ordinarily, I would choose to order something I was sure of, but I went with the flow and ordered it. Well, it was awesome...

So since I've been home, I've wanted to try to re-create that dish. I googled the recipe and came up with several but this is what I finally put together last night. Between the shrimp and feta cheese, it stunk to high heaven, smelled atrocious but if I do say so myself, I cloned it and it was delicious!!!

Mihali Shrimp

1/2 cup olive oil

5 or so scallions, finely chopped, including the green tops

1 bell pepper, finely chopped

Crushed red pepper to taste (you know I like a LOT!)

2 tbsp. parsley

black pepper to taste

oregano to taste

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 can diced tomatoes

8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

3 tbsp. milk

In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil and saute scallions and green peppers until translucent. Add the parsley, black pepper, oregano and crushed red pepper and continue sauteing another 5 to 6 minutes.

Reduce heat, add shrimp, cook uncovered until shrimp is pink. Add tomatoes and simmer another 5 minutes. Add the feta cheese and milk and simmer uncovered over lowheat for another 20-25 minutes until the feta cheese is melted. Serve hot over brown rice.

I think chopped spinach would make a great side for this dish too!
The vacation was sweet, the food was wonderful and can you tell from the picture how relaxing it was??? More pics to come when I figure out my iPhone and where they are saved! lol (I am seriously challenged)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm Back...

I have been MIA for about 6 weeks now from the blogging world. Do I have a reason? I wish I could say that I do, but I don't. I just haven't been feeling it...depressed, maybe? Maybe, I don't know. Why? Lots of reasons, no reason in particular. Just one of those things, I guess.

Anyway, I'm not really posting a catch up post tonight...way too much to catch up on. Just wanted to check in and let you all know I'm still around and I will get back to posting some great recipes and hopefully some happy news from the heartless world of infertility very soon.

And I also just wanted to ask you to say a little (or big) prayer for our dear friend, Amy B and her son Philip. He's going through some very difficult times right now and Amy is too. They have a long road ahead and need your prayers and support.

Thanks and I promise I'll be back very soon with some pictures from over the summer, new recipes and better things to come!