Mexican-Style Prawns … it’s a one pan wonder !

High in protein and packed with flavour, this Mexican-style prawns recipe is a real one-pan wonder. Why not try making a big batch and freezing any leftovers!

Serves Six
4 tbsp olive oil

600g butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
2 red onions, finely sliced
1 red pepper, finely sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes
2 tsp ground cumin
4 tbsp tomato purée
2 salad tomatoes, finely chopped
495g raw peeled king prawns
15g fresh coriander, finely chopped
For the salsa
198g tin sweetcorn, drained
15g fresh coriander, finely chopped
200g cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

1 lime, juiced


1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large, lidded, non-stick pan over a medium-high heat. Add the squash and cook for 10-12 mins until golden. Add 2 tbsp water and cover. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10-12 mins until soft. Transfer the squash to a plate.
2. Heat the remaining oil over a medium heat. Add the onions and pepper and cook for 8-10 mins.
3. Add the garlic, chilli flakes, cumin, tomato purée and tomatoes to the pan. Season and pour in 100ml water. Increase the heat to high and mix well. Cook for 5-6 mins until the tomatoes have broken down. Add the prawns and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring continuously, until cooked through. Put the salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

4. Tip the butternut squash and coriander into the pan; mix. Serve topped with the salsa.

Nutritional Details Per Serving
Fat 9g Carbs 18.8g Fibre 5g Protein 15.6g

Freezing and defrosting guidelines
Freeze prawn mix. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date.
From an original recipe here

You could well be doing a Mexican hat dance
after you’ve eaten this dish …

Related recipe posts
Mexican Chicken Casserole, it’s low carb – see here

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All the best Jan


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