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Curried prawn & green bean pie served in a dish

Curried prawn & green bean pie

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • 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: Per serving


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely sliced
  • 40g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp medium curry paste
  • 600ml milk
  • 150g green beans , cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1.2kg Maris Piper potatoes , cut into 2cm chunks
  • 1 heaped tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 300g raw king prawns
  • ½ small bunch coriander , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2019

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