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Greek crispy prawns in kataifi phyllo

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Greek crispy prawns in kataifi phyllo

Method

  • In a bowl, add the prawns, salt, pepper and olive oil. Toss to coat.
  • Spread a thin strip of shredded phyllo dough – kataifi – on a clean working surface and wrap around a prawn.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and wrap the phyllo tighter around the prawn by rolling it on the working surface. Follow the same process until all of the prawns and kataifi phyllo are finished.
  • Transfer wrapped prawns to a baking pan, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to set.

For the sweet and sour sauce

  • Place a deep pan over heat.
  • Add the orange zest, orange juice, chili flakes, honey and pomegranate balsamic vinegar to the pan.
  • Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Allow the sauce to cool and thicken.

For the prawns

  • Place a deep pan with a generous amount of sunflower oil over medium heat and let it get hot. The oil should be heated to 180* C (350* F).
  • Use a slotted spoon to add a few wrapped prawns to the hot oil. Do this very gently and slowly so that they don’t unwrap.
  • Fry for 2-3 minutes, until the kataifi is golden and crispy. Transfer to a baking pan lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Serve prawns with sweet and sour sauce, thyme, sage and basil.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

399
Calories (kcal)
20 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

22.0
Total Fat (g)
31 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.1
Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

34.0
Total Carbs (g)
13 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

15.0
Sugars (g)
17 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

16.0
Protein (g)
32 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.6
Fibre (g)
2 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.64
Sodium (g)
11 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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