Easy Prawn Saganaki Recipe – Makes a Delicious Appetizer for Party or Side Dish for Dinner
Try something a little different with this zesty prawn saganaki recipe perfect for entertaining. A Mediterranean prawn (or shrimp) recipe that is healthy and delicious and will look beautiful on your table.
If you want to try a delicious and healthy Mediterranean dish – try this easy Prawn Saganaki recipe with a tomato base topped with fetta cheese. This Saganaki is a quick and easy Greek appetizer that is often served with crusty bread to scoop up the savory tomato sauce.
For a gluten-free main course or side dish, serve on a bed of cooked zucchini noodles, rice, or quinoa instead.
Try this easy Shrimp Saganaki Recipe for a delicious Mediterranean dish with shrimp.
- 3 tablespoons. extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 medium red onion. finely chopped
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 (15 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
- Salt and black pepper (to taste)
- 1 lb. large prawns, 16/20 ct., shelled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped and divided
- 4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion softens and starts to turn golden brown.
Add white wine to deglaze the bottom of the skillet, scraping up any brown bits with a spatula.
Reduce heat to medium and add crushed tomatoes, olives, dill, oregano, and red chili flakes. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine.
Simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add prawns (or shrimp) and 2 tablespoons of the parsley. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until prawns just turns pink. Do not overcook the prawns.
Remove from heat and adjust seasonings, to taste. To serve, transfer to a serving dish and top with remaining fresh parsley and crumbled Feta cheese. Enjoy!
This recipe is actually pretty simple to prepare and will impress your guests with the beautiful presentation. We love healthy Mediterranean prepared dishes with all the vibrant colors and flavors.
Does it Matter if You Use Prawns or Shrimp in This Recipe?
No, it doesn’t really make a difference. Both are similar in size, texture and taste.