Garithes Youvetsi (Greek Shrimp In A Pot with Feta Cheese)

Course : Greek
Serves: 1
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1/4 cup instant minced onion
1/8 teaspoon each: cayenne pepper -- black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic minced
1/4 cup water
1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon oregano -- dried
1 tablespoon crushed parsley
5 cups tomatoes seeded -- diced, ripe
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp -- peeled, deveined
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
6 pieces sliced lemon -- if desired

Preparation / Directions:

Combine onion, garlic and water; let stand 10 minutes to soften. Preheat oven to 350F Heat 2 TBS butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add onion mixture; cook about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes, cumin, honey, salt and peppers; cook over high heat about 5 minutes until most of the liquid evaporates, stirring frequently. Add wine, oregano, parsley; cook about 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a 1 1/2 quart baking dish; top with shrimp and cheese. Dot with remaining 2 TBS butter. Bake about 20 minutes or until shrimp are pink. Serve immediately with sliced lemon.

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