Here’s a neat way to add a modern Greek touch to your dinner plate in under 30 minutes. This zesty combination of plump sautéed shrimp and garlic pasta will get huge accolades. The quality of the feta will directly affect the flavour.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente- a little firm- about 7-9 minutes. Drain pasta, into sauce below, reserving some of the pasta water.
While water is coming to a boil, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and pepper flakes. Toss for 2 minutes, until shrimp are golden but still translucent and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and reserve.
Return pan to heat and add the garlic and toss until it softens but does not brown, about 1-2 minutes. Add the lemon zest, tomatoes, white wine and brandy. Increase heat to high, and toss for 1 minute just to evaporate alcohol.
Add back the shrimp and heat through for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add crumbled feta cheese. Drain pasta into the sauté pan with the shrimp. Add some of the pasta water for a creamier sauce. Adjust the seasoning. Sprinkle with parsley and toss. Serve immediately.