Kataifi prawns


20 prawns, large (U8 or U12), deveined and shell removed


1 packet kataifi pastry

250 gms butter, melted in a pot

1 tab smoked paprika

1 tab pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

1 tab toasted and ground cumin

1 tab coriander seed toasted and ground


Skewer each of the prawns through the middle to hold it straight (or take the tails off and cut each in two pieces) 

Lay out the katafi pastry in strips on a chopping board and drizzle the melted butter on each. Sprinkle on the pistachio nuts, sesame seeds, paprika, cumin and dried coriander onto the pastry. Lay each prawn on a strip of katafi and roll the pastry over the prawn.

Place the prawns onto a flat oven tray and let them cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 200C, or until the prawns are cooked.

Allow them all to cool slightly before serving