Prawn Saganaki Filo Pies

  • Cooking Time20 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
500g really ripe vine tomatoes, roughly chopped
125ml dry white wine
2 tsp tomato purée
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp fenugreek
Pinch of sugar
1 fresh bay leaf
100g feta cheese, crumbled
16 large raw tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
3 sheets filo pastry, each cut into 4 squares
25g unsalted butter, melted

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Heat oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium-high heat, add onion, garlic and chilli and fry for 3-4 minutes until soft.

3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. Then add the wine, tomato purée and herbs and sugar. Bring to the boil then cook for 3-4 minutes until thickened.

4. Stir through the feta then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Divide the mixture between 4 small ovenproof dishes then push four prawns into each.

5. Top each pie with 3 squares of the filo pastry, brushing between each layer with the melted butter. Tuck the pastry edges into the dish, and finish with another light brushing of the melted butter.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the top is crisp and golden.

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