This healthy Italian prawn recipe is one of those go-to recipes when you need to have dinner ready in a pinch. It takes just minutes to make, you probably have all of the ingredients on hand, and there’s very little clean-up! It’s as simple as sauté, mix and serve. We like to serve this dish with steamed or boiled broccoli and cauliflower since as they are ingredients which are almost always readily available in the fridge but feel free to be creative and try something else like courgette or spinach.

Prawns are a great source of protein, they’re low in saturated fat and low in calories. They are good source of Omega 3 fatty acids which are known to prevent heart diseases and is also great in aiding circulatory problems. Another health benefit of prawns you might not be familiar with is its rich content of selenium. Selenium is required for healthy functioning of the thyroid gland, and may help protect against free radical damage and prevent the growth of cancer. The list of health benefits associated with prawns goes on and one so you don’t need to be a genius to know that it might be a wise choice to add this healthy source of protein to your weekly meal plan!

The prawn recipe we have provided for you is quite flexible as it can easily be doubled or tripled into a fabulous appetiser for a dinner party – just keep the tails and serve on a platter. Bon appetite!

Serves 4-5


  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 1tbsp olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • 1 lb Cooked medium prawns



  • Follow defrosting instructions on bag.
  • Heat sauté pan on medium heat
  • Add 1 cal spray
  • Add garlic and shrimp
  • Make sure shrimp is on an even layer in the pan.
  • Stir shrimp and re-arrange making sure to cook both sides
  • Remove mixture from pan once tender and lightly crisped, about 2-5 minutes.
  • Serve with desired sides of green vegetables.
Blog Post by Claire Jackson