The Greek-inspired shrimp and ouzo sauce for this fast pasta dish comes together while the water for the pasta boils. Simply sauté red onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes to create the base of the sauce, add in the shrimp, and finish with a hit of anise-flavored ouzo and chopped fresh tomatoes. When the pasta is ready, add the sauce and toss in feta and olives for a salty, briny finish to a quick and flavorful weeknight meal.
What to buy: Ouzo is a clear, slightly sweet, anise-flavored liqueur from Greece, available at Greek markets and some liquor stores. Once you have a whole bottle, use it up by adding some to an after-dinner coffee drink, making a refreshing Melon Dip Cocktail, or substituting it for Pernod in this recipe for steamed mussels.