Quick prawn, fennel & tomato ragout

Quick prawn, fennel & tomato ragout

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
This quick prawn dish is great for an impressive midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • If prawns not previously frozen
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal222
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre5g
  • protein25g
  • salt3.3g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 large fennel bulb, quartered, sliced and leafy tops reserved
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 395g/14oz can cherry tomatoes
  • 200g large cooked, peeled prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • handful black or green olives


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and fennel and cook for 5 mins, stirring every so often. Add the tomatoes and seasoning, then bring to the boil. Cover and cook on a low heat for 10 mins until the fennel is tender, then stir in the prawns and warm through. Serve scattered with olives and the reserved fennel tops, roughly chopped.

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Comments (17)

Superjam's picture

I love this recipe and make it frequently. It's easy, tasty and low-calorie. I like to add garlic and some chilli powder. I do tend to give it a bit longer than 10 minutes to make sure the fennel is well-cooked.

embloom's picture

Bit disappointing this one. I like the idea from one of the other comments of adding some chilli or chorizo. Nice and light and nutritious dish as it is though, and easy to throw together; just feel it lacks an ingredient or two.

tinyvella's picture

I thought this was really tasty! Didn't have fennel so used a yellow and red pepper. Was lovely. Had some left and used for pasta next day. Yum!

ddnachez's picture

Not very impressed with this recipe. I thought there was too much red onion, the 10 min cooking time for the fennel was optimistic and it lacked some "spice". Maybe I should have added some garlic or herbs. Would also advise to use fresh tomatoes as tin ones make it too watery (and I was using good quality tin tomatoes) - 3 stars still because it's very quick and easy to make.

eleanormayo's picture

I love this recipe - I always make it with tinned chopped tomatoes and serve with cous cous.

souldoubt's picture

Very nice I did add some chilli and chorizo aswell and this made it really tasty.

lanilythgoe's picture

This is so good!

pewter's picture

not that keen though not sure why I did it as my guy does not like tomato

marguerite_caunt's picture

Nice recipe - next time I will use fresh tomatoes as the sauce was a little tart with the tinned ones. I also added a crushed dried red chilli which really sparkled it up!

dalvinder's picture

Super quick and tasty even though I used normal tinned tomatoes and no olives. Would definitely make again.

rugibbs's picture

Made this as the main course for an after work dinner party last night (with the GF garlic mash recipe). It was so quick and easy, but with plenty of flavour. The ideal thing to pull out of the bag last minute, effortlessly impressive.

eleanormayo's picture

Really quick & easy. I used up some left over passata and and a small tin of chopped toms. Unfortunately I didn't have any black olives, but would definitely do again and make sure I add them. I served it with a little bit of cous cous on the side.

zedzoom's picture

Very quick and easy, and nice. But I did find that the tomato overwhelmed the prawns somewhat - but I shall do it again.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

This was very good and quick for a midweek meal. I used a tin of chopped tomatoes and added fresh cherry tomatoes. The addition of olives also added extra flavour. Would make again.

tiloaal's picture

This was easy and delicious.I thought that it would be difficult to buy canned cherry tomatoes but they were available in a large supermarket branch and also in a local discount retailer.I added tomato puree to make the sauce more tomatoey. I would probably leave out the olives next time.

hexane's picture

This was really good. The fennel seemed to be a strange choice to go with the prawns but the combination, along with the tomatoes and the olives, worked well and made a nice change from other prawn dishes.

lizmacau88's picture

Sounds very good and easy. Will be trying this.

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