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Winter Warming Recipes: Coconut Prawns & Stuffed Roasted Avocados

Winter Warming Recipes: Coconut Prawns & Stuffed Roasted Avocados

Coconut Curry Prawns With Greens & Quinoa

Prep time: 10 minutes preparation and 20 minutes of cooking time

: 4


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion – finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 5cm length fresh ginger- peeled and julienned
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • 2 tomatoes – diced
  • 1  x 400mls can coconut milk
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • 300g raw prawns
  • ½ lime – zest and juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander – chopped
  • ¾ cup of quinoa


  • In a large fry pan heat the oil and onions, garlic and ginger. Gently cook for about 6 minutes until caramelised. Add the tomato paste and curry powder and cook for a further 2 minutes. Then add in the tomatoes and coconut milk and simmer for 10minutes until slightly reduced.
  • In the meantime, place the quinoa in a fine strainer and rinse. Place the rinsed quinoa in pot and cover with about 1 cup of boiling water. Place the pot on the stove and simmer 12-15 minutes until cooked.
  • Add the prawns to the curry and simmer for 3-4 minutes until pink and cooked through. Stir in the spinach until wilted and season with salt and pepper and the lime juice.
  • Serve with the quinoa and sprinkle with coriander

    Stuffed Roasted Avocados

    Prep time: 10 minutes of preparation and 15-20 minutes of cooking time



    • 3 large avocados –medium ripeness
    • 250g fetta – roughly chopped
    • 10 black pitted olives – sliced
    • 3 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped
    • 3 tbsp of grated parmesan
    • 1 lemon- juiced
    • Salt & pepper


    • Cut avocados lengthways and remove the seeds. Scoop out the avocado flesh and place in a medium-size mixing bowl.
    • Place the avocado shells in a baking tray.
    • In the medium bowl with the avocados place the fetta, olives, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Mix with a fork or large spoon until mixed.
    • Place one large spoonful of the avocado and fetta mixed back into the avocado shells. Once all shells are evenly filled sprinkle each with a little parmesan cheese.
    • Cover and bake in a moderate oven (180°) for 15 minutes, uncover the avocadoes and cook for a further 5minutes until golden brown.
    • Drizzle the lemon juice over the top and serve with brown rice or your favourite green salad.
      Michelle Matthews

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