GARIDES (shrimp) saganaki (from the Turkish sahan, meaning “a large copper dish”) is not a traditional recipe. It was probably created in the early 1960s, as tourists began to flood the Greek islands. Soon, though, the dish became a favorite starter for both Greeks and foreigners, served in upscale seaside tavernas all over the country. Each portion usually comes to the table in its own two-handled pan, right out of the oven.
The sauce is scrumptious, so make sure you provide plenty of fresh crusty bread for dipping.
In a large skillet, heat the oil and sauté the onion over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the pepper or pepper flakes and the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes, or until they start to become firm. Add the tomato and salt to taste and
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