Friday, June 17, 2011

Prawn Saganaki Pasta

I love seafood. I could eat it all the time. My husband on the other hand doesn't enjoy it as much as I do. But this is one dish he really loves.

We are just so lucky where we live. We live right near the ocean and it means we have access to the best seafood. It is literally caught and hauled in through the back door of the shop, down on the Pier. Makes me wish we had a boat, so I could do my own fishing!

serves 2

dozen prawns
2 small shallots finely diced
1 large garlic
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 glass white wine
1/2 cup chicken stock, or whichever you prefer
1 tin whole or chopped tomatoes
small pinch of sugar
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon sour cream
zest of 1/2 lemon
handful of parsley chopped roughly
Extra virgin olive oil
pasta of your choice. I love using an egg pasta for a thick sauce like this one.

Fry the shallots and garlic together gently in olive oil, until just translucent with a very small pinch of sugar. Add the tomato paste, fry the paste for 2 minutes.
Add the wine, and evaporate that. Then add the stock and tomatoes. Let this cook a little, maybe 5 minutes. adding about half a tin of water to the pot. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Next add the sour cream and prawns. Simmer sauce for 5 minutes with the lid on.
Toss this through a fettuccine pasta.
Finish with parsley, lemon rind, sprinkling of feta and a drizzle of olive oil.


  1. Looks great!
    I will be giving that one a go!

    BTW how long have you got till your little one enters the world?
    I see your post below and you look great!

  2. Thanks Sammie! It really is a winning dish, super easy when you are a whale in the kitchen also hahah.

    I have about 3 very long weeks to go!!! They can't go quickly enough.

  3. Mmm eating seafood fresh is such a great blessing isn't it! This looks delicious :D

  4. Thanks Lorraine! I know what you mean, makes you feel so grateful to be alive!

  5. same situation here.... LOVE seafood but the boy isn't that phased by it. Will have to try these as we both love prawns! x

  6. Prawns in my favorite even if I have to take anti histamine after eating it. You are using all the wonderful ingredients in this pasta dish so it must taste awesome.


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