Spiced Prawns with Spinach & Coconut

Spiced Prawns with Spinach & Cocount

I love prawns because they’re so versatile and quick to cook. This is a really simple meal that you can rustle up in minutes. But, as is always key with any quick meal, don’t skimp on the flavour. Here I’ve given you a lovely mix of spices that will satisfy your taste buds.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 300g raw king prawns, peeled
  • coconut oil
  • 100g baby spinach
  • a small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 125g coconut yoghurt
  • zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the spice mixture:

  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon spicy red pepper flakes or crushed chilli flakes
  • sea salt


  1. To make the spice mixture, put the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, pepper (or chilli) flakes and a generous pinch of sea salt into a pestle and mortar and pound together until you have a fine powder. Alternatively, if you have a hand-held blender with a jar attachment you can use this.  Add to the prawns in a large bowl and toss together to evenly coat the prawns in the spices.
  2. Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over a high heat and add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add the prawns and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, turning frequently until they turn pink and are cooked through. Remove the prawns from the pan and set aside.
  3. Return the pan to a medium heat, add another tablespoon of coconut oil and wilt the spinach for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the chopped coriander. Lower the heat and return the prawns to the pan. Stir in the coconut yoghurt, lemon zest and juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the sauce is creamy and slightly thickened, then remove from the heat and serve immediately.


Cook.Nourish.Glow.Taken from my new book. Cook. Nourish. Glow.: Containing 120 delicious and easy to prepare recipes, I aim to equip you with the skills and knowledge to improve your health while empowering you to cook with confidence. Order your copy here.



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Photo credit: Susan Bell

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