Greek Prawn Saganaki Recipe
If you like seafood and/or prawns, then you'll love this dish! It can be served as a starter or a side dish and is actually quite filling. The Greek drink ouzo is used as is Greek feta cheese, but you should be able to obtain both of these quite easily wherever you live. It is served in the individual ceramic bowls you can see in the photos and the bowls are placed in front of the guests piping hot! This recipe is for 4 of these bowls or servings.
- 800g prawns size 1
- 100g grated onion
- 300g chopped fresh tomatoes
- 200g feta cheese
- 100g chopped green pepper
- 1 hot green chilli pepper chopped
- 100 ml olive oil
- 2 cloves grated garlic
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- 50 ml ouzo
- Salt and pepper
Remove the shell and the intestine from the prawns, leaving the head and tail, and cut in two.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and when it is hot, add the onion, garlic, green pepper and chilli pepper.
Fry for 2 minutes and then add the prawns and stir well.
Add the ouzo and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Distribute the mixture evenly into 4 ceramic bowls – what we call saganaki bowls (see photo).
Cut the feta cheese into small cubes and place on top of each bowl.
Place the bowls under the grill long enough for the feta to melt and colour slightly.
Serve the 4 individual portions hot, adding some chopped fresh parsley on top if you wish.
Eat and Enjoy!