Shrimp With Spinach and Feta Cheese Recipe

Shrimp with Spinach
Shrimp with Spinach. © Michael Grayson / Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
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Marinated shrimp and spinach come together to make a simple yet flavorful dish enhanced with bits of feta cheese. 

The feta cheese and spinach mingle nicely with the lemon-spiked shrimp. Serve this shrimp dish with baked potatoes or a rice dish for a light yet satisfying weeknight meal.

If you aren't a fan of feta cheese, you can substitute with shredded mozzarella cheese or Parmesan.

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What You'll Need

  • 12 to 16 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried crumbled oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

How to Make It

  1. Peel the shrimp. With a sharp knife, make a shallow cut down the back of a shrimp. Remove the dark vein. Repeat with the remaining shrimp, then rinse them under cold water. Pat dry.
  2. Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper; pour over the shrimp. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the shrimp, reserving marinade. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add shrimp and saute for 2 minutes. Remove shrimp with slotted spoon and set aside.
  1. Pour the reserved marinade into the skillet and then add the spinach. Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Return the shrimp to pan and crumble feta over top; cover and cook 2 minutes longer, or until shrimp is cooked through.