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Mary Berry Prawn Courgetti

5 from 1 vote
Calories: 344.09|Fat: 23.65|Carbohydrates: 20.48|Protein: 18.48 |
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Indulge in Mary Berry Prawn Courgetti Linguine – a hearty yet healthy dinner for two with succulent prawns and zesty courgettes. This dish is easily scalable for leftovers to enjoy the next day.
Mary Berry courgette spaghetti with prawns
One of the most delightful ways to prepare king prawns is by sautéing them with garlic and chili, then tossing them with lemon-infused courgette “linguine”. This speedy, one-pan dish is not only a healthy, low-carb option, but also packs a protein punch. The irresistible flavors of garlic and chili prawns make it perfect for a quick weeknight dinner that’s both satisfying and delicious.

Why You’ll Like It

  • By using spiralized courgette you turn a spaghetti-like dish with fewer carbs and calories!
  • The combination of tiger prawns, courgette spaghetti, and coriander creates a harmonious blend of flavours that is both light and satisfying.
  • This dish is quick and easy to make, perfect for a weeknight dinner or a last-minute meal.
  • The use of courgette spaghetti instead of traditional pasta makes it a healthier option, while still providing a satisfying texture.
  • The addition of coriander adds a burst of freshness and a delightful aroma to the dish.
  • It’s a versatile recipe that can be easily customized with your favourite ingredients or spices.






Mary Berry courgette spaghetti with prawns

Mary Berry Prawn Courgetti Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author Caroline Sciberras
Servings 2
Calories 344.09
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Fat: 23.65|Carbohydrates: 20.48|Protein: 18.48


Indulge in Mary Berry Prawn Courgetti Linguine – a hearty yet healthy dinner for two with succulent prawns and zesty courgettes. This dish is easily scalable for leftovers to enjoy the next day.


  • 6 small courgettes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 spring onions trimmed and sliced
  • ½ red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves finely grated
  • 150 grams 5 ounces cooked tiger prawns
  • Juice of ½ small lemon
  • 2 tablespoons coriander freshly chopped


  • Spiralize the courgettes. Halve the courgettes lengthwise and use a spiralizer to create long strands of courgette spaghetti.
  • Cook the sauce. Heat a large frying pan over high heat until very hot. Add oil, spring onions, chilli, and garlic, and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the cooked prawns, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and stir-fry for 1–2 minutes to heat through.
  • Mix courgettes with sauce and seasoning. Add two-thirds of the courgetti and lemon juice, along with additional seasoning, and stir-fry quickly over high heat for 1 minute or until just wilted. Turn off the heat, incorporate the remaining courgetti (for added texture) and coriander, and toss everything together.
  • Serve. Serve immediately in warm bowls.
Mary’s Tips: Prepare and serve immediately. Not suitable for freezing.

Tips & Tricks

  • Before spiralizing the courgettes, remember to slice them in half lengthwise. This will help create long, spaghetti-like strands.
  • When frying the spring onions, chilli, and garlic, keep an eye on them to avoid burning. Cook them for just about a few seconds to bring out their flavors without letting them char.
  • Don’t forget to season the prawns with a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper.
  • For the courgetti, quickly fry about two-thirds of them with a bit of lemon juice and seasoning until they just start to wilt. This way, they’ll maintain a bit of crunchiness, adding texture to the dish. After turning off the heat, add the remaining courgette and coriander to help preserve their freshness.

Ingredient Substitutions & Variations

My favourite go-to recipe for a quick and tasty meal is courgette and prawn pasta. Here are some variations I enjoy:

  1. Add extra shrimp to boost the flavour.
  2. Increase the amount of olive oil to ensure the pasta is well-coated and flavorful. I find this dish benefits from a touch of extra virgin olive oil.
  3. For a creamy texture, try adding a sachet of cooking cream or cherry tomatoes to the sauce, adjusting to your taste.
  4. Experiment with different types of pasta like linguine or spelt spaghetti.
  5. Alternatively, mix regular pasta with courgette noodles without changing the ingredient quantities. For example, when cooking for two, I add 80g of pasta and use half the amount of courgettes.
  6. Vegetarians or vegans can substitute prawns with vegan surimi or crabs. I’ve tried tofu as a replacement, but it significantly alters the recipe.

Storage and Make Ahead Suggestions for Prawns and Courgette Pasta



  1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover prawns and courgette pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  2. Freezing: While this dish is not particularly suited for freezing, you can still freeze portions of cooked prawns and courgette pasta in suitable freezer containers or resealable bags for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.


  1. Skillet: To reheat the pasta, gently warm it in a skillet over low heat. Add a splash of water to prevent it from drying out. Ensure thorough heating before serving.
  2. Microwave: Alternatively, you can use the microwave for reheating. Heat the pasta for 1 minute initially, then check its temperature. Add more time if needed, heating in short intervals until it reaches the desired temperature.


  • To save time on busy days, you can prepare the components of the dish ahead of time. Cook the prawns, prepare the courgette noodles, and even make the sauce separately. Store each component separately in the refrigerator and assemble when ready to serve.

How to Serve Mary Berry Prawn Courgetti

To add some extra flair to complement Mary Berry’s Prawn Courgetti, consider adding:

  1. Serve warm: Though it can also be ate cold, I feel that the dish is more comforting served warm.
  2. Croutons: Sprinkle some homemade or store-bought croutons over the courgetti for a satisfying crunch and added texture.
  3. Sweet Chili Sauce: Drizzle a generous amount of sweet chili sauce over the courgetti and prawns to add a delightful sweet and spicy kick to each bite.
  4. Grilled Veggies: Serve some grilled vegetables on the side, such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or asparagus.

Health Info

  • Calories: 344.09
  • Sugar: 12.32
  • Sodium: 455.78
  • Fat: 23.65
  • Carbohydrates: 20.48
  • Fiber: 5.64
  • Protein: 18.48
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1 thought on “Lemony Prawn and courgette linguine Mary Berry”

  1. Ella M. Cooper

    5 stars
    I love zoodles and was surprised that Mary Berry would create recipes with courgette pasta since she’s more into traditional British cooking. I will definitely bookmark this especially perfect for Spring!

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