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Paprika Spiced Prawns with Cauliflower Couscous

This dish takes less than half an hour to create, giving the entire family a delicious and wholesome main meal.

serves 4


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 95g dried apricots (or 3 fresh), roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp
  • fresh lemon juice
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 medium prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 5g fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Thinly slice the head of the cauliflower and place it in a food processor. Roughly chop the thick stems and add them to the food processor.
  2. Pulse the cauliflower until it is finely chopped and resembles couscous.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Add the pulsed cauliflower, apricots, and 1/2 teaspoon  pepper and cover, stirring occasionally until the cauliflower is beginning to soften, this will take 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and combine with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil.
  5. Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining tablespoon oil over medium heat. Season the prawns with paprika. Working in batches, cook the prawns until opaque throughout, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  6. Add the cucumber and mint to the cauliflower and toss to combine.
  7. Serve immediately with the prawns.
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