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Prawns with Heritage Tomatoes

Recipe posted on: 21 January 2015

Prawns with Heritage Tomatoes

Recipe information

Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 370
Carbs: 40.7 grams
Protein: 18.4 grams
Fat: 14.6 grams

A delicious prawn recipe with a heritage tomato-based recipe that is so sweet and tasty The basmati rice perfectly complements the prawns. This recipe is gluten-free, low in calories, rich in protein and is nutritious.


  • 240g raw prawns - remove the outer shell, but leave the tails intact
  • Bunch shallots (spring onions) - finely cut
  • 3 cups of heritage tomatoes (heirloom, special tomatoes) - roughly cut into small pieces (2-3cm)
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 Tbspn olive oil
  • 1/4 Tspn salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil


  1. Wash the basmati rice several times.
  2. Add the rice, salt and about 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to 1.5 cups of water in a large stainless steel pot.
  3. Bring the rice to the boil and then simmer until cooked - this method will absorb all the water and create fluffly, lovely rice.
  4. Meanwhile, add the rest of the olive oil to a large frying pan (use either stainless steel orcast iron as they cook food more evenly and quickly).
  5. Add the crushed garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Ensure not to burn the garlic, so you may need to reduce the heat a little.
  6. Add the finely cut spring onions and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until the the shallots are slightly translucent.
  7. Add the chopped heritage tomatoes and chopped basil leaves and summer for for about 15-20 minutes, until the sauce has reduced a little.
  8. Lastly, add the prawns and cook for a further 5 minutes until the prawns are cooked.
  9. Serve the sauce on top of the rice with a little of the sauce around the rice.

This recipe is simple, quick to make and very delicious.

  Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 370 18.5%
Calories from fat 131 29.1%
Total fat 14.6 g 22.0%
Saturated fat 2.6 g 13.0%
Cholesterol 130 mg 43.0%
Sodium 352 mg 15.0%
Carbohydrate 40.7 g 14.0%
Dietary fibre 0.9 g 4.0%
Sugars 2.6 g n/a
Protein 18.4 g 12.3%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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