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Prawns Saganaki

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4


  • 8-10 large prawns
  • 4 ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tspn of tomato paste
  • One shot of ouzo
  • 2 star anise
  • A pinch of sugar
  • A few sprigs of basil finely chopped
  • A bit of Oregano
  • 200 gr feta cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Start by peeling and cleaning your shrimps. Remove the shell if you wish by keep the head and tails. You can use ready peeled prawns as well.
  • Rub a bit of salt and pepper on the prawns and get your frying pan ready.
  • Heat the olive oil in medium heat, place the prawns in for 1-2 minutes each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same frying pan, add a bit of olive oil and bring in the onion and garlic. Once the onion has softened and become translucent, add the tomato paste, paprika and star anise.
  • Follow with the shot of ouzo, allow alcohol to cook off.
  • Continue with the peeled and grated tomatoes, add a bit of salt, a pinch of sugar. Allow to boil and simmer on a medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until most of the liquids have evaporated.
  • Add in the feta, basil and oregano and allow the sauce to set.
  • Bring in the prawns for the last couple of minutes in the sauce and you are ready to serve.