Mediterranean Shrimp: Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe

September 13, 2021
Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe

Hey, y’all! Weeknight dinner recipes, by my standard, are recipes that come together in a matter of minutes. Better yet, if possible, they only dirty one pan. If you feel the same way, you’re in luck: my newest recipe, my Mediterranean Shrimp, accomplishes just that. The flavors in this dish are bold and make an impression. I can say with confidence that it’s going to be in your monthly rotation!

Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe

Mediterranean Shrimp: Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe

The key to this recipe is the well-seasoned, bold tomato sauce. The shrimp cook in it, along with many other Mediterranean ingredients, and come together like a first-rate meal you’d enjoy on a trip abroad.

Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe

While I am showing just the entree here on the blog, this dish would pair well with many things: pasta, couscous, rice, even a simple risotto. However, I think the best way to serve it is in a bowl with a nice hunk of crusty, delicious bread. Perfect to sop up all of the juice and flavor!

Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe


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How do I prepare the shrimp?

The shrimp will go into the recipe raw; that said, I prefer to use shrimp without the tails and deveined. You’ll want to fully pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel prior to placing them in the sauce.

Are there any shortcuts?

Yes! Many grocery stores carry a single jar that has olives, Italian red peppers, and artichokes. I love how these are marinated together with spices and find it so much easier (and economical!) to just purchase one item. I do drain the majority of the juice out of the jar prior to placing in the tomato sauce.

What pan should I cook this in?

Any oven-safe dish is fine; however, I like to use the same dish stove-top that’ll go in the oven. I use my large cast iron for this recipe.

Why does the recipe call for sugar?

Any time I cook with tomatoes, I add 1 tsp. of sugar into the recipe. It does not make the recipe sweet. Rather, the sugar cuts the acidity of the tomatoes and makes for a more balanced flavor profile.

Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe

The Recipe

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Mediterranean Shrimp Recipe

Mediterranean Shrimp

JC Phelps
You'll love this one-pan Mediterranean Shrimp. It's full of flavor and immensely easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 262 kcal


  • 1 lb large shrimp shells + tails removed, deveined
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 c artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 c roasted Italian peppers
  • 1/2 c Kalamata or green olives
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • black pepper to taste
  • kosher salt to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil to a large cast iron skillet. Add tomatoes and red onion. Cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sugar; cook for an additional minute.
  • Add artichoke hearts, roasted Italian peppers, olives, red wine vinegar, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and kosher salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir shrimp into sauce. Liberally sprinkle with feta cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take shrimp out of oven and top with parsley and lemon juice. Serve warm and enjoy!


Sodium: 1755mgCalcium: 269mgVitamin C: 50mgVitamin A: 1255IUSugar: 5gFiber: 6gPotassium: 386mgCholesterol: 168mgCalories: 262kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 10gProtein: 22gCarbohydrates: 21gIron: 2mg
Keyword mediterranean, Mediterranean Shrimp, shrimp
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