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Italian baked prawns with chilli and saffron

A beautiful golden and crunchy winter recipe. Serve it with rustic bread and share it with friends.

Italian baked prawns with chilli and saffron
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

 ¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 3 shallots, finely chopped
 3 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
 1 tsp saffron
 1 tsp sea salt
 200 ml dry white wine
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 12 large green king prawns
 ½ cup fresh bread crumbs
 1 tsp chilli flakes
 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
 Freshly cracked black pepper

Method

1

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes or until golden.

2

Add tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened.

3

Add saffron, salt, white wine and tomato paste and stir to combine.

4

Preheat oven to 220 C.

5

Nestle the prawns into the tomato sauce in a single layer. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, chilli and lemon zest and drizzle with extra olive oil.

6

Roast for 15- 20 minutes or until prawns are cooked and the crumbs are golden and crunchy. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and a good grind of black pepper.

Serves 4.
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