Prawn Saganaki Recipe

Happy New Year everyone!!

...did you miss me?

We've just returned from a 2 week road trip from Melbourne to the Gold Coast and back, stopping in Sydney and a bunch of other places along the way.
I took heaps of pictures...of course
More on that later next week.

But first, a yummy Greek recipe to start off 2013.
Healthy, low-fat, low-carb, easy peasy

and very fancy schmancy.
Definitely a dish to impress.

 Simply translated, Saganaki means "in the pan".
I've had the haloumi cheese done as saganaki, but never the prawns. So when we were recently in Sydney, we had dinner at a Greek restaurant in Darling Harbour with Mr3P's cousin and his lovely family. 

That's where I got to try this dish...and it was incredible!!
So I put on my recipe detective hat and figured out how to make my own little version.
It wasn't too's a very simple dish.

Here 'tis.

Prawn Saganaki (3pickles version)

Serves 4 as a main or 6 as an entree

  • 1kg whole, green prawns (once I peeled and de-veined them, they weighed around 600g)
  • 1 x 810g tinned, diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of good olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed chilli (or to taste)
  • 1 cup of white wine 
  • salt & white pepper to taste
  • 200g feta (I used a soft, Danish feta)
  • fresh parsley to serve

To make:

Soften onion and garlic in a large fry pan.
Add undrained, tinned tomatoes, chilli, salt and pepper and wine.
Simmer for a few minutes.
Transfer to an oven proof dish, sprinkle with crumbled feta and bake at about 200C for about 20 minutes (just check that the feta doesn't start to burn)
Remove from the oven and push the peeled prawns into the thickened sauce.
Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes. Don't overcook the prawns or they'll get tough and chewy.

Serve with a green salad and some fresh, crusty bread to sop up the sauce.

Don't tell anyone how easy it was to make...they'll think your a superstar!!

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  1. Ooh you little bugger! You snuck up here without telling me. Just kidding. I know what its like. I know how hectic it is when you're trying to catch up with relatives and do some stuff with your family. Same thing used to happen to us when we went to Melbourne to stay with family. Everyone wanted to catch up with us, we had to go out to meet them and by the time we finished that, we had about 1 or 2 days to ourselves and were too bloody exhausted. Hope you had a great holiday Marnie. Catch you next time. Love the recipe xx


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