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Pan-Roasted Prawns in Tomato, Basil and Feta Sauce

This is a super healthy and easy seafood recipe that you will enjoy eating alfresco during the summer months.

Prep Time

        Prep time: 10 minutes
        Cook time: 15 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    1/3 cup (80 ml) ouzo
    •    5 eschalots, chopped
    •    250g Greek feta, crumbled
    •    4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    •    1/3 cup (95 g) tomato paste
    •    1 leek (white part only), chopped
    •    1/3 cup (about 80 ml) extra virgin olive oil
    •    1kg large prawns, peeled (heads and tails intact), deveined
    •    Basil leaves, chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves and crusty bread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a frypan with a lid over medium heat. Add the leek, eschalot and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes until leek is soft.
  2. Add prawns and cook, turning, for a further 1 minute or until starting to colour. Increase heat to high, then add ouzo and bring to the boil.
  3. Combine the tomato paste with 1/3 cup (80ml) water in a small bowl, then add to the frypan. Cook, covered, for a further 2-3 minutes until reduced slightly. Top with feta and herbs, and serve with bread.

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