What is seafood saganaki?

What is seafood saganaki?

Greek shrimp saganaki is a traditional dish that uses medium or even large shrimp or prawns that are deglazed in Ouzo to give them extra flavour. It is a version of the common cheese saganaki recipe which is a popular Greek appetizer and is usually served in a baking dish with two handles to make it easy to serve.

What is shrimp Spanaki?

Shrimp Spanaki a al Creme. 25.00. shrimp sautéed with spinach and light feta in a cream sauce, choice of side.

How many calories shrimp saganaki?

Greek Shrimp Saganaki

Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 1 serving
How many calories are in Greek Shrimp Saganaki? Amount of calories in Greek Shrimp Saganaki: Calories 488.2 Calories from Fat 278.4 (57%)
% Daily Value *
How much fat is in Greek Shrimp Saganaki? Amount of fat in Greek Shrimp Saganaki: Total Fat 30.9g

Where does the famous dish saganaki come from?

Traditionally in Greece, Saganaki is not commonly served flambé, except from some restaurants in tourist hotspots. However, flaming Saganaki is a Greek American tradition, which begun in Chicago’s Greektown.

Why do restaurants keep tails on shrimp?

They say: Leaving the tails on makes the food more attractive; it adds flavor to the dish; it makes the shrimp look larger; it’s easier for the restaurant; it’s a crunchy and tasty addition.

What part of shrimp do you not eat?

Sometimes when you buy raw shrimp you will notice a thin, black string down its back. Although removing that string is called deveining, it is actually not a vein (in the circulatory sense.) It is the shrimp’s digestive tract, and its dark color means it is filled with grit.

How do you eat saganaki cheese?

Saganaki is served with a bit of lemon and that’s it. Place it on the table and cut it in bite size pieces. Generally it is not consumed with bread, I find that it is nice to eat with a salad like a simple tomato salad or a romaine as it balances out all richness of the cheese.

What is my prawn saganaki recipe?

My prawn saganaki recipe uses fresh prawns, tomatoes and Greek feta. Don’t forget the ouzo! Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large deep frying pan. Once heated through add the onion, garlic and chillis. Allow the mixture to soften and become translucent after a few mins. Add the prawns and saute gently for a few mins.

How long do you cook prawns with ouzo?

Last step of prawns and ouzo Once the feta slices have been turned over, add all the prawns with their ouzo marinade and cook for 2 minutes on the first side, turn over, leave to simmer for 1 minute and then pour in the rest of the ouzo. You can flambé the pan at this point if you like.

How to cook prawns on the stove?

*Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pan on medium heat. Add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown. Add the garlic and fry that a little too. *Add the prawns and saute gently for 2 minutes. *Add the tomato puree, wine, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and pepper.

What is saganaki?

As I explained in my saganaki cheese post, saganaki usually refers to the cooking vessel the ingredients are cooked in. Sometimes it’s a small clay pot, but most times it’s a small frying pan. Phew! Let’s ignore the semantics for today and focus on this prawn saganaki I whipped up the other day.