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July 23, 2012

Prawns with Feta cheese and Basil

I’m back from my holiday!! We’ve been to Vancouver, BC. It’s a great destination for holidays, and fortunately we had a nice, sunny weather. One week away was very refreshing.

On our way to Vancouver, we stopped by Shuswap. Our friends T & S have a nice cabin there and my daughter really enjoyed her time with her friend Niki . Here are few snaps from our trip photos.

We visited so many places in Vancouver, but personally I loved Granville Island. It is considered one of North America’s best markets; fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods and lots of seafood.

Also, we’ve been to a nice ‘fancy schmancy’ restaurant, as my daughter said. The House of Fish. One of the appetizers we ordered, was the Flaming Prawns with Feta Cheese. We really enjoyed that dish, combining prawns, diced tomatoes, roasted red pepper, basil and feta cheese.

Back home, I decided to replicate this dish. So to make it skinny and simple, I substitute olive oil for butter in the sauce and I chose low fat feta cheese.  

Ingredients: (serves 2)

1 lb large prawns, tails on

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 large Roma tomatoe, peeled and diced

1 red pepper, roasted and diced

Handful or more of basil leaves

Feta cheese, crumbled

2 tbsp olive oil


Heat olive oil in a large pan (I used paella pan) and add garlic and tomatoes.

Cook over low heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are tender.

Add prawns, roasted pepper, season with salt and pepper. Cook until prawns are nice and pink.

Add basil leaves and feta cheese. Stir, cover the pan and turn off the heat; melted feta cheese forms a delicious sauce.

Serve with some crusty bread.


  1. Yummy recipe! I love Vancouver! It is breathtaking and my favourite is also Granville Island.

  2. This recipe looks so delicious!! I'm so happy I found your blog on ABpetite :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you like my blog!!


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