Puff Pastry Prawns

Puff Pastry Prawns

These elegant appetizers are perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a dinner party, bridal shower, happy hour, or Tuesday night, these are sure to impress a crowd.  All props for this recipe go straight to Jim (Whitney’s dad, a.k.a.”Pacah”). He made these while we were visiting, and they were so good that we were compelled to share the recipe with the world. Pacah’s Puff Pastry Prawns are palatable, presentable, and praiseworthy. Oh, alliterations!


15 medium-sized cooked shrimp or prawns (50/lb), thawed, tails off

1 sheet Pepperidge Farm puff pastry

6 tablespoons fresh basil pesto (Not from a jar; homemade or buy refrigerated)

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1/2 cup sun-dried tomato slivers


Preheat oven to 450°. Thaw pastry according to directions on box (about 40 minutes).

Cut pastry into 3 sections along perforated lines. Lay one section of pastry on a baking sheet to assemble. Spread 2 tablespoons of pesto onto the pastry. Next, space 5 shrimp evenly on top of the pesto. Sprinkle with slivers of sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts.

Using your fingers, fold the sides of the pastry so they meet in the middle, and pinch to form a seal (although it will open while baking).

Bake one roll at a time, at 450° for 5 minutes, then lower oven heat to 375° and cook an additional 5-8 minutes until pastry is brown and puffed. Repeat assembly and baking process with remaining two pastry sheets.

Slice each roll into five pieces (one shrimp in each piece) and serve warm.

Makes 15 appetizers.

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Comments (6)

  • Mary 7 years ago Reply

    Sometimes really simple recipes produce great food and I think this is a case in point. These look beautiful and sound delicious. I spent some time today browsing through your earlier entries. I’m so glad I did. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I’ll be back often. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    thenewlywedchefs 7 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Mary! We appreciate your kind words. Your blog is wonderful as well! Take care.

  • Homemade Sausage Blog 7 years ago Reply

    This is a great sounding recipe. Thank you for posting it.

    thenewlywedchefs 7 years ago Reply

    Sure thing! We’ll have some other good recipes up soon, so check back often! Thanks for visiting.

  • Susan 7 years ago Reply

    This sounds like a tasty combination of flavors, but what I like best is how colorful they are. They would look great on a tray of cocktail nibbles!

  • Eftychia 7 years ago Reply

    Delicious dish. Very nice presentation. Thanks for sharing!

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