Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce & Rice

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Gyros with metaxa sauce is a classic dish that almost every Greek restaurant has on the menu. For that gyros is poured over with a metaxa sauce and then baked in the oven.

In today’s post I’ll show you a quick & easy recipe for a delicious alternative, we cook shrimps in a creamy metaxa sauce. Have fun cooking & Good Appetite!

Cooked/Baked today: Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce & Rice
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Category: Recipes with Shrimps, Recipes with Metaxa, Greek Recipes, Fast Food, Restaurant Dishes, Main Meals
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Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 500 grams prawns (peeled and deveined)
  • 200 milliliters cream
  • 1 small can or 400 grams chopped tomatoes
  • 125 grams brown mushrooms
  • 75 – 100 milliliters metaxa
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 heaping tablespoon ajvar (hot/spicy or mild)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Toasted bread, boiled rice or pasta to serve

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large frying pan


…for shrimps with metaxa sauce:

Peel the onion & cut into thin strips. Peel the garlic & cut into thin slices. Wash, deseed and cut the peppers into strips. Clean mushrooms & also cut into slices. Heat a large pan with a good dash of oil and sauté the prepared vegetables over medium heat for 4 – 5 minutes, turning occasionally.

Preparing Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Preparing Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Next, add 1 heaped tablespoon each of ajvar & tomato paste, 2 teaspoons of oregano & 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika powder, stir everything well, let it roast briefly & then deglaze with a very good dash of metaxa. Allow the metaxa to simmer briefly, stirring occasionally & then add 500 grams of prawns, 1 can of chopped tomatoes & 200 milliliters of cream to the pan.

Serving Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Serving Shrimps with Metaxa Sauce

Stir in the prawns, bring everything to a boil & simmer for a few minutes until the prawns are cooked & the sauce has reached a nice creamy consistency. Finally, season the metaxa sauce with salt, pepper and, if necessary, sugar and then serve.

Boiled rice, bread or boiled noodles are suitable as a side dish. Arrange the prawns with metaxa sauce on plates, garnish with chopped parsley & serve. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):


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