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Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Courgetti

A delightful and nutritious choice, Mary Berry’s Tiger Prawn and Coriander Courgetti recipe offers a swift and easy-to-prepare dinner for the summer. This supper is not only super healthy but also quick to make. Employing a spiralizer transforms the courgette into a spaghetti-like dish with fewer carbs! In case you have large courgettes, simply cut them in half lengthwise and remove the seeds before spiralizing. Serving immediately is crucial to preserve the courgettes’ texture; otherwise, they may become watery.


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Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Courgetti
Prep:
 10 mins Total: 15 mins Yields:

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Why you’ll like it

Here are a few reasons why you’ll fall in love with Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Coriander Courgetti:

  • 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 Tiger Prawns Recipe

What is this Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Courgetti?

Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Coriander Courgetti is a delightful dish that features courgette spaghetti tossed with tiger prawns, spring onions, garlic, and red chilli. The courgette spaghetti is made by spiralizing the courgettes, creating long strands that resemble traditional pasta. The prawns are quickly cooked with the aromatic ingredients, and then the courgetti is added to the pan to wilt slightly. The dish is finished off with a squeeze of lemon juice and freshly chopped coriander, adding a burst of freshness to the flavours.

Ingredients

  • Courgettes – 6 small courgettes
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Spring onions – 6 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • Chilli – ½ red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves – 3 large garlic cloves, finely grated
  • Tiger prawns – 150g (5oz) cooked tiger prawns
  • Lemon juice – Juice of ½ small lemon
  • Coriander – 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander

How to make Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Coriander Courgetti

  1. Spiralize the courgettes. Halve the courgettes lengthwise and use a spiralizer to create long strands of courgette spaghetti.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve. Serve immediately in warm bowls.

Tips

  • Make sure to slice the courgettes in half lengthways before spiralizing them to create long courgette spaghetti.
  • When frying the spring onions, chilli, and garlic, be careful not to burn them. Fry for just 10 seconds to release their flavours.
  • Season the prawns with salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance their taste.
  • Quickly fry two-thirds of the courgette with lemon juice and seasoning until just wilted. This will retain some texture in the dish.
  • Add the remaining courgette and coriander after turning off the heat to preserve their freshness.

Variations

  • Add some diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes for a burst of juiciness.
  • For a spicier kick, increase the amount of red chilli or add a pinch of chilli flakes.
  • Experiment with different herbs like basil or mint instead of coriander for a unique twist.
  • If you’re not a fan of prawns, you can substitute them with cooked chicken or tofu.

How to Serve Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Coriander Courgetti

Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Coriander Courgetti is best served immediately in warm bowls. The dish can be enjoyed on its own as a light and healthy meal or paired with a side salad for a more substantial dinner. You can also serve it with a slice of crusty bread to soak up the flavorful juices. Bon appétit!

Storing the Courgettes Spaghetti with Tiger Prawns

This dish is not suitable for freezing. It is recommended to consume it fresh to enjoy the vibrant flavors and textures.

Mary Berry courgette spaghetti with prawns

Mary Berry Tiger Prawn Courgetti

Caroline Sciberras
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch/Snack
Cuisine Mixed
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Mary’s Tips: Prepare and serve immediately. Not suitable for freezing.

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