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

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 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…

  • 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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18th May, 2015
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.
16th Jan, 2013
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.
13th Jan, 2013
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!
9th Oct, 2011
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.
3rd Oct, 2011
I love this recipe - I always make it with tinned chopped tomatoes and serve with cous cous.
12th Jul, 2011
Very nice I did add some chilli and chorizo aswell and this made it really tasty.
22nd May, 2011
This is so good!
14th Dec, 2010
not that keen though not sure why I did it as my guy does not like tomato
13th Dec, 2010
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!
12th Dec, 2010
Super quick and tasty even though I used normal tinned tomatoes and no olives. Would definitely make again.


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