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This baked shrimp recipe is incredibly flavorful and easy to make; the shrimp is baked in Mediterranean tomato sauce and sprinkled with feta and parsley.

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Some of you may be surprised to see a non-plant based recipe on this blog. And for good reason: in 4 years of blogging, we’ve posted only a handful of recipes with fish or seafood. When we changed to eating a whole food plant based diet 6 years ago, we drastically limited the amount of meat in our diet — but we didn’t completely eliminate it. It’s a rather confusing concept to most people, who look at us quizzically when we say “We’re flexitarian!” Keep reading for this baked shrimp recipe, and more about being flexitarian.

Related: 28 Day Healthy Meal Plan

What is flexitarian?

What does flexitarian mean? To us, it means that we eat vegetarian or vegan most of the time, especially for the recipes we cook at home. However, when we’re out, or in the case of a special occasion, we’ll take the opportunity to eat meat if we’re in the mood. Generally we try to go for local, farm-raised meat, or sustainable seafood if it’s available.

We started this concept because we love the freedom in it. In the book we read that inspired us to eat this way (Food Matters), the author (Mark Bittman) intrigued us by urging readers to try cutting back on meat by eating meatless once or twice a week. Our health would benefit, the environment would benefit (from using less resources and not supporting factory farms), and we wouldn’t have to go cold turkey and instantly transform into granola-hippie-types. We tried it, loved it, and decided to go with a mostly plant based diet in our everyday eating.

Related: What’s a plant based diet?

Baked shrimp recipe | Healthy baked shrimp | Shrimp with feta and tomatoes

It’s a moderate way to approach food, and we love it. We also use this moderate concept for eating “all natural” food and sweets (though we stick to all natural food most of the time since it tastes so darn good). What about you — how do you approach food?

Making this baked shrimp recipe

This baked shrimp recipe is one we adapted from our friend Annie’s Eats. It is simple, straightforward and flavorful. We love the combination of the Mediterranean flavors of feta, garlic and parsley. If you can and your budget allows, find some high-quality wild shrimp. The healthy baked shrimp recipe is truly easy to make. Simmer a simple tomato sauce with onion and garlic, then add the shrimp and bake until pink and tender. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of fresh parsley!

Related: 10 Brain Food Recipes| Best Shrimp Dinner Ideas

Baked shrimp recipe | Healthy baked shrimp | Shrimp with feta and tomatoes

Looking for more healthy seafood recipes?

Outside of this baked shrimp recipe, here are a few more healthy seafood recipes and fish recipes:

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This baked shrimp recipe is pescatarian, gluten free and keto.

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Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This baked shrimp recipe is incredibly flavorful and easy to make; the shrimp is baked in Mediterranean tomato sauce and sprinkled with feta and parsley.


Ingredients

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  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 28-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled, deveined and shells removed (thawed if frozen)
  • 2/3 cup feta crumbled cheese
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Finely dice the onion. Mince the garlic.
  3. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until soft, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds more. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, until the juices thicken a bit.
  4. While the vegetables cook, mince ¼ cup fresh parsley.
  5. Remove the sauce from the heat, and stir in the parsley, shrimp, feta cheese, kosher salt, and several grinds of fresh pepper.
  6. Place the skillet in the oven and bake until the shrimp are cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve immediately with bread, rice, quinoa, or couscous.

Notes

Adapted from Annie’s Eats (originally from Simply Recipes)

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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26 Comments

  1. Catherine says:

    So, so, sooooo good!!!! I doubled the recipe, and my young children asked for it for leftovers in their lunch box at school two days in a row (along with a crusty baguette to dip in it). It is so ridiculously delicious spooned onto a crusty baguette. We just can’t get enough of your recipes!






  2. Toni D says:

    I made this and it was easy to make and more importantly, it was delicious!






  3. Megan says:

    My husband and I are flexatarian while my stepson is pescatarian. I’m also stuck eating gluten free for a few months, which means it can be difficult to find recipes that we’ll all sit together to eat. So this one was a no brainer to add to “recipes to try” list. And I am happy to report that it was immediately moved to our favorites list. This was so good and also so quick & easy to make. We served over quinoa to keep things lighter and it was devoured!






    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      So glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Sarah says:

    Thank you – I made this tonight and we both loved it! So tasty and so very quick and easy.

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      So glad you enjoyed!

  5. Tiffany says:

    Amazing recipe! I tried it in my quaint dorm room and it was perfection.






    1. Sonja says:

      Wow, so glad to hear this worked in a dorm room! Thanks for trying it out! :)

  6. Marissa says:

    Love this! Served it with polenta and it was awesome!

    1. Sonja says:

      Polenta is a really great idea! We’ll have to try that next time :)

  7. Yvonne O'Shea says:

    We just finished eating this meal and my husband and son LOVED it. The only change I made was using goat cheese instead of feta. I served the baked shrimp over brown basmati rice and a side of spicy sautéed green beans. It is restaurant quality but very easy to make. Will definitely add to our rotation of favorite meals!! Thank you!

  8. Jodi says:

    Thanks for posting this recipe. Just made it with lots of fresh basil instead of parsley because that is what we had on hand and it was delicious! Definitely a keeper!

  9. suja md says:

    Shrimp and tomatoes, they perfectly compliment each other. your clicks made to tempting. Let me go n check my refrigerator for shrimps.

  10. dina says:

    great healthy dish!

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