Prawns (garides) Saganaki

Prawns (garides) Saganaki


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About this recipe: This is a Greek recipe that is great as a starter but also eaten as an ouzo "meze" (snack). It is a delicious dish that I'd only tried in restaurants but I found out I can make it pretty well. By tossing with hot pasta you can turn this dish into a delicious seafood main course.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g raw king prawns
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 cup (250ml) white wine
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 200g feta cheese, cubed

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Place the prawns in a pot and add enough water to cover them. Boil for 5 minutes, then drain, reserving the liquid and set aside.
  2. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and cook and stir until the onions are soft. Mix in the parsley, wine, tomatoes, garlic , reserved prawn stock and remaining olive oil.
  3. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, or until the sauce is thickened.
  4. While the sauce is simmering, the prawns should have become cool enough to handle. First remove the legs by pinching them, and then pull off the shells, leaving the head and tail on.
  5. When the sauce has thickened, stir in the prawns. Bring to a simmer, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the feta cheese and remove from the heat. Let stand until the cheese starts to melt.
  7. Serve warm.

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