Mexican prawn stew

Mexican prawn stew

This is a twist on my favourite Mexican flavours.

Sometimes you want something comforting with a little heat and of course a side of lean chips!

This is one of the many recipes I created when I followed the 90 Day Plan by The Body Coach. Simply use your plans ingredient amounts instead of those shown in the recipe. There are 220 Create Your Own (CYO) friendly recipes in my app and on this website.

Ingredients for 1 serving

305 g raw king prawns
142 g chopped tomatoes
23 g spring onion, finely chopped
6 g olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped or crushed
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 chilli, sliced, seeds or no seeds up to you!
40 ml water
365 g new potatoes, hand cut into fries
25 g reduced fat sour cream
149 g broccoli
salt and pepper


  • Pre-heat your oven to 190°C fan/400°F and line a baking sheet with non stick foil.and arrange your potatoes for baking.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and bake until cooked to your liking.
  • Steam the broccoli to your liking and set aside.
  • Take a medium frying pan and put onto the heat with the oil and when it is warm add your onion and garlic.
  • Start to sweat these until they soften, this should only take a couple of minutes and add the chopped chilli, smoked paprika and ground cumin.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix these into the onions and garlic for a minute or so to cook out the spices before adding the chopped tomatoes.
  • Season to taste and increase the heat to bring the tomatoes to a rapid boil and then reduce to a simmer to allow the sauce to thicken.
  • After a few minutes you will notice the the sauce starting to thicken, this is when to add your prawns.
  • When you’re happy with the thickness of your sauce, check the seasoning before adding it to your serving bowl.
  • Top with your reduced fat sour cream and remember to serve it with your lean chips and steamed broccoli.

Recipe Notes

  • For anyone following older BC plans, king prawns have been used instead of chicken.
  • For anyone following older BC plans, you’ll notice that this recipe features a half portion of onion and 1.5 portions of tomatoes to create more of a sauce.

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