Curried prawn & green bean pie served in a dish

Curried prawn & green bean pie

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4

Try something different for dinner with our curried king prawn pie with green beans and mash topping. Comforting and filling, it'll soon become a favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal560
  • fat20g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre8g
  • protein26g
  • salt1g


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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

  • 1 onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 40g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp medium curry paste
  • 600ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 150g green beans, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1.2kg Maris Piper potatoes, cut into 2cm chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 heaped tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 300g raw king prawns



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

  • ½ small bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a medium saucepan. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and fry over a medium heat for 8 mins, or until the onions turn golden and sticky. Stir the flour and curry paste into the onions and cook for 2 mins. Remove from the heat and quickly whisk through the milk in several additions to make a thick sauce.

  2. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the beans and cook for 1 min, then scoop out with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the potatoes to the water and cook for 5-6 mins or until you can easily insert a cutlery knife into them. Drain and mash. Stir through the remaining oil, turmeric and nigella seeds, then season to taste.

  3. Add the prawns and green beans to the sauce. Bring to a simmer and quickly remove from the heat. Stir through the coriander and crème fraîche and season to taste.

  4. Heat the grill to its highest setting. Spoon the mixture into a medium heatproof dish. Spread over the mashed potato and grill for 4-5 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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20th Jan, 2020
Not a massive fan of fish pie but I thought the curry flavour made this really nice. It was great that for once I could make fish pie for a family member who is allergic to fish but not shellfish.
28th Sep, 2019
Can this be frozen & if so how long should it be cooked from frozen?
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28th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. We haven't suggested this as one of our freezable recipes. All our recipes that are just as good when reheated after freezing are marked with a blue star above the nutritional information. It is however possible to freeze if you have leftovers but be aware the prawns will become somewhat overcooked and the topping if microwaved won't be crispy. With this in mind, the most effective way to reheat would still be to defrost thoroughly and cook until piping hot in the microwave.
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