Looking for prawn recipes? Try our top prawn dishes, from garlic prawns to prawn stir fry, and plenty of simple starter ideas for your next dinner party…
Prawn pasta recipes
‘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.
Check out our easy orecchiette recipe with large juicy prawns and punchy chilli. Impress your friends with this simple yet flavour packed pasta recipe this weekend.
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.
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.
Check out our orzo salad recipe with spicy ‘nduja pesto, crumbly feta and juicy prawns. Make this simple salad for an easy low calorie meal.
Prawn stir fry recipes
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.
This Kung Pao shrimp recipe is a really low calorie stir-fry and is served in a homemade sauce with noodles or rice. The Szechuan peppercorns and chilli flakes add some spice to the prawns while the cashew nuts add a crunchy texture to the dish.
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.
Check out our take on the classic Japanese recipe, yaki soba. We’ve used King prawns, but you can easily change things up with chicken or strips of beef if you like. It’s the sauce that really makes this.
You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to make something delicious. Using a few clever shortcuts from Tesco, this bang bang chilli prawn stir-fry is ready in just 20 minutes.
These hot and spicy Chinese-style noodles only take 15 minutes to whip up so they’d make a great quick and easy mid-week meal if you’re stuck for time or craving some healthy, low cal fast food.
These peri peri prawns are quick and easy to make and are under 300 calories
Check out this colourful prawn jambalaya. This super easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour, and it’s low in calories. A wholesome midweek meal for two.
Prawn curry recipes
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.
This 10-minute prawn curry is super easy to make and, yep, ready in just 10 minutes – perfect for a speedy midweek meal. Just give a ready-made paste a lift with a kick of fresh ginger and garlic and you have an (almost) instant curry.
Check out this quick and easy Indian curry recipe packed with juicy prawns, creamy coconut milk and crunchy green beans. This light, fragrant Indian curry originates from Goa.
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.
Prawn curry in under half an hour, even when you make your own spice paste. Add tamarind and coconut milk for flavour and serve with rice and chapatis.
This Jamaican prawn and sweet potato curry is easy, ready in under an hour and under 500 calories.
Prawn starter recipes
This sriracha prawn and avocado cocktail is a really quick and easy, throw-together starter but still packs a punch flavour-wise. Try our easy dinner party starter recipes here…
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.
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.
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.
Other prawn dishes
Check out our quick and easy tom yum soup recipe with crunchy peeled prawns, punchy chillies and soft button mushrooms.
Check out our light prawn laksa recipe. Ready in just 30 minutes, this quick and easy laksa recipe is packed with punchy flavour and is super simple to make. What’s more, it’s low in calories and low in salt.
A colourful jumble of tiger prawns, smoked bacon, green peppers and paprika, served with rice. Plus it’s under 300 calories per serving and is ready in 35 minutes.
Check out this easy fish stew recipe with juicy butterflied prawns and sweet red peppers. This vibrant dish is low in calories and ready in 30 minutes.
Check out our quick and easy noodle salad recipe with fresh king prawns, sweet and juicy mango and crunchy veggies. This super bright salad is low in calories and ready in 25 minutes – an easy midweek meal for the family.
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.
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.