Brazilian Prawn Stew

Serves 2Preparation 10 minutesCooking 20 minutes

Bringing the flavours of Rio, this flavoursome one pot prawn stew is quick and easy to make for a light weeknight meal.

Pam Lloyd PR Love The Crunch Recipes (15th July 2016)


1tbsp olive oil
3 sticks of celery, finely sliced
1 green pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 green chilli, deseeded and sliced
½ tsp cayenne pepper
2 large tomatoes, skinned & chopped
6 spring onions, chopped into 2cm chunks
400ml coconut milk
150ml vegetable stock
150g raw king prawns
Small bunch coriander
1 lemon

Step by step

In a large saucepan heat the oil over a medium heat and gently cook the celery and pepper for 4-5 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally, until it starts to soften.

Add the garlic, chilli and cayenne and stir. After a minute stir in the tomatoes and spring onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes then add the coconut milk and stock. Bring to the boil.

Add the prawns and season. Simmer gently for 5-6 mins until the prawns are cooked.  Check the seasoning then divide the stew between two bowls and top with coriander and a squeeze of lemon.