Glen's Seafood in Filo Baskets (Low Fat)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Ninna

I sometimes used white fish or mixed seafood (calamari, prawns, scallops and fish) to make up 250g. Refrigerated Filo pastry is easier to handle than frozen. I adapted this from recipes in Annette Sym's cookbook "Symply Too Good to be True".

Top Review by RaspberryJam

Delicious and easy! Next time I might try putting it under the grill just for a minute to brown the cheese a little. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting this Glen.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 250 g prawns
  • 3 -4 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 14 cups evaporated skim milk, may need 1/4 cup more
  • 4 -6 shallots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 cup low-fat cheese, grated
  • 1 pinch tarragon, to taste (not too much)


  1. Cut filo sheets into quarters and layer diagonally in greased ramekins, spraying with olive oil in between layers - 4 squares for each ramekin dish.
  2. Spray before cooking in 200c oven 10 minutes.
  3. Make white sauce by melting butter then stirring in flour until smooth and cooked.
  4. Add milk slowly, stir until thickened.
  5. Add seafood of choice, shallots, pepper and salt, lemon juice, cook until done (not too long).
  6. Pour seafood in filo baskets.
  7. Sprinkle each basket with cheese and serve with rice.

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