Want a new recipe for the weekend that's shrimply the best?
Tomato, chilli, garlic & prawn stew offers the taste of seaside and the heat of sunshine - something I think we're all craving as temperatures take a nosedive🥶
The fresh red chilli also provides a lovely endorphin-kick - but I think it's your immune system, nervous system, bones and thyroid gland that are really going to smile when you eat this meal😃
That’s because prawns are a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, iodine, zinc, and selenium – all critical nutrient co-factors for thyroid hormone production and immune function. If you're worried about osteoporosis, prawns offer phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin D and calcium to benefit bone density. Best of all, the L-tyrosine, B12 and choline content in prawns may help enhance cognitive function, improving memory, focus, attention and feelings of pleasure (L-tyrosine increases neurotransmitters levels such as dopamine and noradrenaline, which are commonly depleted during stressful or challenging times).
Lots of health benefits....and not too many ingredients, A winning combination:)
Ingredients (Serves 4) :
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, sliced
3 garlic cloves (red or white), finely chopped
1 fresh red chilli, finely sliced.
2 x 440g cans of whole peeled tomatoes or 14oz fresh whole tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 cup / 8fl oz of white wine
2 cups / 16 fl oz vegetable or fish stock (you can make homemade fresh fish stock by gently simmering the prawn heads and shells for 30 minutes in 500ml filtered water)
1kg / 2 lbs raw unshelled prawns/shrimps, head and shells removed to make stock, or 500g / 1lb shelled prawn (if using shop-bought fish stock)
2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
Cracked / ground black pepper and sea salt
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil, onions, garlic, fresh red chilli and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until soft and golden.
Add the tomatoes and crush with a fork or potato masher.
Add the wine and fish stock and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes break down and it resembles a passata sauce.
Add the prawns and cook for 5 minutes or until they turn pink.
Add the parsley, pepper & sea salt and stir to combine.
Spoon into bowls and serve with new potatoes (linguini or rice) and green beans (or steamed green peas, steamed broccoli or baked fennel)
Get on this ‘Seafood diet’ - see the food and eat it!:)