Prawn Saganaki

A few years ago, I was approached by an American cooking website to be a food-recipe analyst. I accepted the position with enthusiasm and while I no longer work with them, it was a great experience. It was an opportunity for me to try something different. Once, I received a box filled with jarred sauce, seasonings and other food items along with recipes to try. One recipe in particular intrigued me and sure enough, it was delicious!
After, I made it several times it became a regular item on our menu. Although there were no preservatives in the jarred sauce, I had a problem with it… I had to buy the jar each time I wanted to make it. The solution was to make my own sauce recipe!
I found out that this recipe is a staple in Greece and it is a popular appetizer they like to serve. I prefer to enjoy it as a main course. It is light, amazingly flavorful, easy to make and served with crusty bread, this meal is very satisfying! You won’t feel “stuffed” after eating it – you’ll feel just right!
This dish is one of my favorite summer recipes although I make it all year round. I like to sip a nice crisp Sauvignon Blanc with it and truly savor every bite…!
Bon Appétit!

FOOTNOTE: When using only a small amount of tomato paste, don't throw the rest out and use this kitchen trick instead:

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Passive Time
Prawn Saganaki
Prawn Saganaki
This classic Greek dish flavored with ouzo and tomatoes, can be enjoy as an appetizer or as a light main course along with fresh crusty bread!