Peri Peri Prawns

Serves 2

Adapted from recipe by Tessa Kiros

from Falling Cloudberries


400g raw prawns

1-2 tablespoons butter

4x large cloves garlic, finely chopped

large handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

very generous pinch of chilli flakes

flaky sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

1x lemon, finely grated zest & juice

150g feta cheese, crumbled


Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (390 degrees F).


Choose an ovenproof baking dish that will be just large enough to hold all the prawns in three layers.


In a small bowl mix together the finely chopped garlic and parsley, chilli flakes, lemon zest, and a generous seasoning of flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Dot some of the butter liberally around the base of the baking dish and cover with a layer of prawns. Sprinkle over a third of the garlic mixture, and dot generously with more butter.  Cover with another layer of prawns, sprinkle over half of the remaining garlic mixture, and once again dot with more butter.  Finish with the final layer of prawns, sprinkle over the remaining garlic mixture, and dot with some more butter.


Cover dish and place into the preheated oven for 10 minutes.


Remove from the oven, drizzle over the lemon juice, and crumble the feta over the top.  Baste with some of the buttery prawn juices which by now will have settled in the bottom of the dish.  Return to the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes (or longer as necessary), until the prawns are cooked through and the feta is just starting to melt and turn golden.


Remove from the oven and serve immediately, with a simple salad and some crusty bread to mop up the juices.

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