Prawns in puff pastry, an easy yummy starter

Prawns in puff pastry, an easy yummy starter

By 08/02/2016

I so much love quick and easy recipes.

I have practically given up on complicated ones. Anything I publish on this blog goes onto my family dinner plates, so most of the recipes have to be reasonably quick and easy midweek meals with the odd fancy "treat" because we all need to have something special from time to time. Sharing my recipes on this site gives me a reason to be more creative when I cook for my family.

Starting this blog, which has now a steady and continuously growing readership, has been one of the best thing I have done in my life and I would like to thank all of you who have been following me for sometime, leaving lovely comments and words of encouragement. They mean so much to me.

This week I have a nice Valentine fish based menu to share. If you are not celebrating Valentine then these recipes would be good for other occasions too.

Today I am sharing my dead-easy super tasty starter: king prawns wrapped in puff pastry. This turned out to be a winning starter and we were all fighting over the prawns at the dinner table!

If you are short of time, and you like fish and want something tasty, then this is going to be a winner!

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes


Clean the prawns, remove their shell and black filament under the belly (as it is bitter) but leave the tails on.

Cut the puff pastry into strips and wrap it around the prawns.

prawns wrapped in puff pastry

Brush them with a little bit of milk

brushing with milk

And sprinkle them with poppy or sesame seeds. Put them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.

poppy seeds

Cook them at 200C or 400F forΒ  for 15 minutes. Serve warm

King prawns wrapped in puff pastry

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20 Responses to Prawns in puff pastry, an easy yummy starter

  1. marcela

    I’m dying…. love the combination of flavors! I totally adore prawns! I bet yours were fantastic!

    • Alida

      Thanks Marcela! I love prawns too and these were fresh from the fishmonger.. so lovely and juicy πŸ˜‰

  2. Marlyzen

    A perfect snack! The presentation is very nice (I love prawns too) πŸ™‚

    • Alida

      I could have prawns all the time but I need to control myself!

    • Alida

      I love celebrating valentine with fish!

  3. Joann Falcomato

    Alida, They look yummy, can not wait to try them. Thank’s

  4. Chiara

    bellissima idea, veloce e molto chic! Buona settimana Alida, un bacione !

    • Alida

      Ti ringrazio cara!

  5. Ivana

    Great idea!!! It look delicious! I should try it for Valentine’s dinner this Sunday πŸ˜‰

  6. Alison

    What a brilliant idea, so easy and tasty. I love prawns, could eat them all day

  7. speedy70

    Quanto sono sfiziosi, brava Alida!!!!!

  8. Summer

    These look so cute and delish β™₯

    • Alida

      Thanks Charlie!

  9. Louise

    Hi Alida:)
    It’s been wonderful getting to know you and your food through your blog. A delightful pleasure indeed as are these easy peasy shrimp in puff pastry. Even I should be able to make these. Uh oh, Marion and I may be “fighting” over them too:)

    Than you so much for sharing, Alida…Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!

    • Alida

      Thank you Louise, we’ll be having these again very soon!

    • Alida

      Thank you Angie!

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