Bella Vita Baby!
This a Greek Dish that I have modified to make it work with our amazing Bella Vita Cheese. Called a Yiouvetsi because of the earthenware baking dish that it is traditionally cooked in.

This is a super easy dish, although it does require a lot of chopping. But it does go from range top straight to the oven. Truly a one pot meal. 

This is What You Will Need

  • 5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion (Yellow if that is what you have)
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper (Seeded and Chopped)
  • 1 and a 1/2 lbs of Ripe Tomatoes (Roughly Chopped)
  • A Good Pinch of Sugar
  • 2 Pinches of Dried Oregano
  • 1 Pound of Raw Shrimp Peeled (Tail Shells On)
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
  • A Decent Handful of Bella Vita Cubed with Rind
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black pepper


Heat the oil in a Dutch Oven add the onions and saute gently for a few minutes until translucent. Then add the cubed orange pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Stirring occasionally. Next, Stir in the chopped   tomatoes, sugar and oregano. Then season with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Let this cook gently over a low heat for about 15 minutes, until the sauce slightly reduces and becomes thicker. Stirring occasionally. At this time preheat the over to 350 degrees. Once the sauce has thickened sprinkle your parsley all over and tuck your shrimp deep into the sauce tails up. Generously sprinkle your cubes of Bella Vita all around. Place into the oven uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until your shrimp look completely cooked.

Serve immediately with a few slices of warmed french bread for dipping. A nice fresh green salad won't hurt either.


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