Windows on the World Broiled Shrimp with Feta Cheese

One of the many losses to New York City and the world on 9-11 was a great restaurant called Windows of the World on the 107th floor of number one World Trade Center. At lunch time it was a club not open to the public for business and primarily financial execs like myself. One of my favorite dishes (opinion shared by many) was a broiled shrimp dish with black olives and feta cheese (faux Greek) which could be ordered as a starter or a main course. With the loss of the restaurant I experimented to recreate this easy to make dish. Other spices and herbs could be added but its just fine as described below.


  • 1 Lb large pealed shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ⅔ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup small black greek olives, pitted and cut in half
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • ½ lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Use a shallow baking dish large enough to place shrimp in one layer
  • Frying pan


  1. Brush one Tablespoon olive oil on shallow baking dish
  2. Place shrimp in dish.
  3. In a frying pan, saute onion until translucent. Sprinkle over shrimp when ready.
  4. Add Greek olives.
  5. Sprinkle Feta cheese over the shrimp, onions and olives.
  6. Slice Roma tomato as thin as possible and lay slices over the feta cheese.
  7. Add salt, fresh ground pepper and remaining olive oil.
  8. Sprinkle lime juice over everything.
  9. Place in 350°F preheated oven for about three (3) minutes to heat the bottom of baking dish.
  10. Switch off oven and turn on broiler. Cook for 2-3 minutes longer.
  11. Serve with rice and a good white wine.
Re: Windows on the World Broiled Shrimp with Feta Cheese

This is great appetizer! Don’t forget some good artisan bread to enjoy all that’s left after the shrimp is gone.

Re: Windows on the World Broiled Shrimp with Feta Cheese