Saganaki, normally made with prawns, is a classic Greek dish and word ‘saganaki’ refers to dishes that are cooked and served in a frying pan, straight from the oven.
I love any oven to table dish whereby everyone can help themselves to a variety of small dishes on the table – the making of a lekker long lunch, the best.
In my version I used butter beans which I cooked in a rich tomato sauce flavoured with herbs, fennel and olives. A classic Greek flavour combination that will transport us straight to warm Mediterranean days by the coast.
The dish is finished with a generous helpings of feta, grilled until bubbly and golden.
I served ours with some orzo rice, toasted pita bread, harissa yogurt and a green salad on the side.
The full of flavour sauce will go well with so many things, see below for serving suggestions.
Vegan: Replace with a good vegan cheese variety
Getting Ahead: The dish can be made up to two days ahead and makes delicious leftovers.