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Shrimp Giouvetsi in the wood-fired oven

Ingredients

For 4 people
400 gr large shrimps
2 ripe tomatoes
1 large onion cut into rings
1 pepper cut into rings
3 tablespoons raki
200 gr grated feta
5-6 grains of black pepper
2 bay leaves
οregano
cumin
Sea salt
  • Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

  • For 4 people

Narration

Shrimp Giouvetsi in the wood-fired oven

A dream flavor scented with a sea breeze, from the best side of Crete, the exotic Elafonisi beach

I will never forget the Cretan who said to me, seeing me garides_giouvetsi_2gazing the coral sea  … «Girl, this is what the Europeans are jealous of… and they put pressure on us.» However, back to our recipe, which has a Greek character with herbs, feta cheese, and fresh tomato grown in the area and stands out for its taste.

Elafonisi had inspired me and I took one of my most beautiful pictures which was  later awarded… John Lionakis has caught my attention because he cooks tasty “diamonds” in this captivating corner of Crete. The rusks he makes in the wood-fired oven, were «drowned» in the exquisite tomato sauce with feta cheese and shrimps … there was not even one left… and we are only 4 people … imagine …

Shrimp Giouvetsi in the oven

By John Lionakis, of the tavern «Gialites» Livadia Elafonissi, Crete

Steps

1
Done

Wash the shrimp well and clean them leaving only the head. With a sharp knife devein the shrimps.

2
Done

Pass the tomatoes through a blender and take the juice.

3
Done

In a clay casserole, add the onion and pepper and on top we place the shrimps and pour the tomato juice.

4
Done

Put the bay leaves between the shrimps, salt them lightly and add cumin.

5
Done

Sprinkle the feta cheese, add the pepper grains and finally pour the raki.

6
Done
30 Λεπτά

Put the clay casserole in the wood oven we «burned» and bake for half an hour.

7
Done
20 Λεπτα

If we do not have a wood oven we cook our pasta in a well preheated oven at 200 ° C for 20 minutes.

8
Done

Allow to cool slightly for the aromas to emerge and enjoy.

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