Best ever prawn recipes

Prawns are a delicious and versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. From curries and salads to Middle Eastern recipes, our best ever prawn collection has it all

Sriracha prawn and avocado cocktail

This sriracha prawn and avocado cocktail is a really quick and easy, throw-together starter but still packs a punch flavour-wise


Prawn linguine with ’nduja

‘Nduja is a spicy, spreadable sausage from Italy. It works really well in this recipe for prawn linguine with ‘nduja, which is super-quick and easy to make, but is packed with big Italian flavours. This is perfect for a midweek meal.

Scallop and prawn risotto

This recipe for scallop and prawn risotto is easy to make but looks and tastes impressive

Prawn laksa (spicy noodle soup)

This quick meal for two hails from Malaysia and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Warming prawn noodle broth with spicy Laksa paste is topped with cucumber and coriander.

Lemon and black pepper prawns with orzo

Healthy way with prawns. This easy recipe pairs them with orzo pasta and rocket. Ready quickly in 20 minutes, which makes it ideal for midweek.

Prawn and avocado Vietnamese summer rolls

Fresh and easy rice paper rolls. These are filled with prawns, avocado, chilli and ginger, shredded carrot and noodles. Serve with chilli sauce for a dip.

Prawn masala

This simple prawn masala is super-easy to make, ready in under an hour AND comes in at under 500 calories, perfect if you’re on the 5:2 diet. It’s so delicious you’ll forget you’re being virtuous.

Spicy prawn linguine

Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. This spicy prawn linguine has a spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. It’s so delicious you’ll forget that you’re being virtuous.

Spring onion and prawn empanadas

The spring onions for this should be a decent size – if they look a bit weedy use 1½ bunches. Empanadas are dough turnovers which originated in Portugal and are now also popular in many Latin American countries.

Quick peri peri prawns

These peri peri prawns are quick and easy to make and are under 300 calories

Prawn massaman curry

Massaman curry comes from southern Thailand and is not as fiery as green or red Thai curries. We love the fragrant flavours and the texture that the peanuts add.

Asian black rice salad

Black rice has a higher nutritional value than white rice and the same amount of fibre as brown. Try it in our Asian prawn black rice salad. If you like this, why not try some of our other asian salads?

Prawn and mushroom miso soup

This super quick and easy prawn and mushroom miso soup means you can have a healthy but comforting meal on the table in just 15 minutes – perfect for a midweek supper.

Jamaican prawn and sweet potato curry

This Jamaican prawn and sweet potato curry is easy, ready in under an hour and under 500 calories

Dan Doherty’s maple-glazed cornbread with jumbo shrimp, charred corn and chilli tomato ragout

Cornbread is a southern American classic. Dan Doherty from Duck and Waffle has given it his own twist with this recipe for maple-glazed cornbread with jumbo shrimp, charred corn and chilli tomato ragout.

Spanish prawns, peppers & aioli

Prawns, peppers and aioli make for a delicious Spanish-inspired one-pot dinner for two. The garlicky aioli is a delicious side to dip the juicy prawns in.

Linguine with samphire and prawns

The best recipe for samphire. This easy dish is made with linguine and pairs the sea vegetable samphire with king prawns in a super-quick pasta sauce.

Healthier pad Thai

This recipe for skinny pad Thai is packed full of authentic Thai flavours but without the high calorie count as we’ve used courgette instead of normal noodles. It’s really easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes and well under 300 calories, perfect for midweek.

10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl

This recipe for 10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl delivers big flavours in no time AND it’s under 500 calories, making it perfect for a mid-week meal.


Skagen toast

Invented by Swede Tore Wretman in 1958, skagen is now firmly established as a traditional dish. It’s super quick to make, why not try it as a simple starter. It’s really easy and makes a nice, sophisticated change to a prawn cocktail.