Cooking with Ceci: Mediterranean shrimp with feta, olives

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Mediterranean shrimp with couscous is a quick, easy dish. (Photo by Ceci Martinez)

Mediterranean shrimp with couscous is a quick, easy dish. (Photo by Ceci Martinez)

Here is a recipe you can literally have on the table in less than 30 minutes! This tasty and super easy dish will take you to a seaside Mediterranean village. The Mediterranean diet is one of the world’s healthiest; it reduces blood pressure, boosts your immune system and prolongs lifespan. In reality, the health-promoting benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been known since the Middle Ages beginning with the essential food triad, wine, bread and cheese, supplemented with meats and seafood. Mediterranean food is simple cuisine that respects our balance with nature.

Note: Extend your experience of Mediterranean cuisine by visiting Mezza Grill in Fishers.

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Israeli couscous

2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling

Salt and freshly ground pepper

6 plum Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 1/2 lb. tail-on medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted

1/3 lb feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves

Directions:

Cook Israeli couscous according to the package instructions. Cover to keep warm and set aside. Preheat oven to 400F. Lay tomatoes in the bottom of a shallow baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Bake just until tomatoes release their juices, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and top with shrimp, olives, feta, and oregano. Bake until shrimp are bright pink and opaque throughout, 12-14 minutes. Serve couscous, top with shrimp mixture, and drizzle with olive oil.

Serve right away.


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