Creamy butter beans with quick fried prawns

Creamy butter beans with quick fried prawns

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Storecupboard ingredients are the basis of this speedy supper - vary it with paprika-dusted chicken strips if you like

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal419
  • fat27g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre8g
  • protein26g
  • salt2.51g
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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 140g roasted red peppers from a jar, chopped
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 200g raw peeled prawns, defrosted if frozen



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

  • handful basil leaves, torn


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a pan, add the garlic and gently fry until soft. Stir in the beans and peppers to coat in the oil. Stir in the crème fraîche, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan, add the prawns and quickly fry until they are evenly pink. Stir the basil into the beans and divide between 2 warm plates. Top with the prawns and serve.

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28th Nov, 2014
This was so good! I added a tiny bit of chilli flakes at the end, as suggested below. Very flavoursome and filling. Will definitely make again.
15th Jan, 2013
Delicious dish and so easy. Next time I might add some chilli to give it a kick :)
14th Apr, 2012
Loved it. Just going to make double the amount next time! And mebbes serve it with a small salad.
1st Oct, 2010
Had this as a light tea to 2, which worked really well. Very tasty, will certainly have it again :0)
13th Jun, 2010
very tasty and very easy. i had with bread and quantities were just right.
10th May, 2010
Lovely for a lunch. I used cooked frozen (defrosted) king prawns and green beans and sundried tomatoes instead of the peppers (because i dont like peppers) and it worked well.
6th Apr, 2010
This was easy, tasty and would be a 5* apart from the fact the portions were not enough! Only make in these quantities if you are after a "light" lunch or supper!
30th Mar, 2010
This was so gorgeous and so easy!
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