Baked prawns in phyllo with dipping sauce

IMG_9476I just love wrapped food. I like almost anything in a bun, tortilla, crepes, puff pastry or phyllo. And I love spring rolls. I got some amazing peeled prawns from Foodsaver Stores and frozen chopped chilies (so convenient!). I once had a dish called Prawns Rangoon and I ‘ve been meaning to recreate it ever since. These were small bundles of delicious prawns mixed with cream cheese then deep fried and served with sweet-chili dipping sauce. I’ve also been meaning to make my own sweet chili sauce and this was the perfect opportunity.

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I wrapped my prawn mixture in phyllo since I meant to bake and not fry them. They came out like a dream. Although you can use parboiled prawns for this, I strongly recommend you use raw. Foodsaver raw peeled prawns are perfect. Your rolls will taste amazing.

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Ingredients (12 rolls)

For the dipping sauce:

  • 1 Tbs Ardo chopped chilies
  • 1 tsp Ardo chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Ardo chopped ginger
  • 125 ml TOP cider vinegar
  • 100 grams Foodsaver sugar

For the filling:

  • 2 tsp Minerva extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Ardo chopped chilies
  • 1 tsp Ardo chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Ardo chopped ginger
  • 1 Tbs Ardo spring onions
  • 150 grams Ardo natural cream cheese
  • 400 grams Foodsaver prawns (raw)
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • Maldon salt and pepper
  • 4 phyllo sheets*
  • Minerva olive oil for drizzling

*All ingredients from Foodsaver Stores except phyllo sheets

Method:

Make the dipping sauce. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over high heat. As soon as mixture boils, lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until sauce reduces and thickens slightly to a syrup consistency (sauce will thicken as it cools). Set aside to cool.

Make the filling. In a small frying pan put the olive oil, chilies, garlic and ginger. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Transfer in a medium size bowl. Add the spring onions and cream cheese. Stir to combine.

Chop the prawns to small pieces and add them to the bowl together with the soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

Make the rolls. Cut each phyllo into 4 rectangular pieces. You will end up with 16 pieces. Lay one piece on phyllo on your work top. Keep remaining phyllo sheets covered with a damp towel. This will prevent them from drying. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on the phyllo sheet. Put about 2 tsp of the filling on one end. Roll phyllo, folding in the edges to enclose the filling. Dub the edge with water to seal.

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Place rolls on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush rolls with olive oil and bake in a 200 C oven for 12-15 minutes until golden and crunchy. Serve at once with the dipping sauce.

 

3 thoughts on “Baked prawns in phyllo with dipping sauce

  1. Beautiful recipe, presentation and instruction. All of the items in this dish are things I adore and you combine them in a wonderful way. As you mention, this is reminiscent of rangoon but the addition of the chilies makes it intriguing. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Polli orea sintagi Galatia mou! Dixtin mas kai stin ekpompi xrises sintage! 8a mpirousame na kanoume tin idia sintagi kai me alla psaria psilikomena se kivous? Kales epitixies na exis stin nea sou tileoptiki sezon! Kali sinexia na exis!

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