Wash and drain shrimps…if you buy frozen shrimp leave them out for at least 4 hrs, to defrost.
Chop the tomatoes.
In a large pot add water, shrimps and bay leaves and boil for 20 minutes.
Before draining the shrimps separate 2 cups of this water. Boil salted water for pasta and add in the 2 cups of water that was set aside.
In a separate sauce pan add the olive oil, and tomatoes cook for 15 minutes.
Continue by adding in the Ouzo.
Add the shrimps and the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 1 hour on medium heat and until sauce has thicken. If you dont have hot pepper flakes you can use 1 chilli, it is best to chop it and then add it into the shrimp sauce.