This is one of our favourites – Protein-Packed Prawn Stew
It is an ideal meal after a hard day out walking or when time is short as it is high in protein and is ready in just 15-20 minutes.
A fresh baguette is also a must for mopping up the tomato sauce.
Preparation time is short – 15-20 minutes.
450G peeled king prawns (I leave a few unpeeled for decoration)
4 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
3 Finely Chopped Garlic Cloves
Half tsp. Hot Red Chilli Flakes (I prefer to chop up dried whole ones)
1 Bay Leaf – broken into small pieces
1 400G Can Of Chopped Tomatoes
1 tbsp. Tomato Puree
2 x 400G Cans Of Cannellini Beans
240Ml Chicken Stock
Chopped Fresh Parsley
i) Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Toss the prawns with one tablespoon of oil and paprika. Add them to the pan and fry for one to two minutes.
ii) Add half the garlic during the last few seconds of cooking. Put the prawns into a separate bowl and set aside for a few minutes.
iii) Return the pan to the heat, add two tablespoons of oil, the chilli flakes, bay leaf and remaining garlic. Cook until the garlic is golden. Add the tomatoes and cook until much of the liquid has evaporated. Add the tomato puree and cook until the mixture darkens.
iv) Add the beans and stock and simmer until it reduces into a thick stew – about 10 minutes
v) Finally, stir in the prawns and parsley and cook until heated through. Drizzle with the remaining oil.
One of the reasons that we like this is that we can cook it out in the garden during the warmer weather while we are enjoying an aperitif or light starter.
It is not our invention though; We took the recipe from our running magazine.