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Paprika Prawns with Romesco Sauce and Lemon Bean

Paprika Prawns with Romesco Sauce and Lemon Bean

Sprout Cooking School and Health Studio co-founders Callum Hann and Themis Chryssidis bring together fresh prawns with a Romesco sauce in a recipe published in our Autumn issue.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

½ cup roasted capsicum pieces

¼ cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon smoked paprika, plus 1 tablespoon extra

1 teaspoon ground cumin cup tomato passata (puréed tomatoes)

Zest and juice of a lemon

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus

1 tablespoon extra

500g peeled prawns

4 large handfuls green beans,

topped and tailed

½ teaspoon chilli flakes

8 anchovy fillets, finely chopped (optional)


1. To make the romesco sauce, combine the capsicum, half the almonds, garlic, one teaspoon paprika,
cumin, tomato passata and half the lemon juice in a food processor. Blend until smooth, add the two tablespoons of olive oil and blend briefly to combine.

2. Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Coat the prawns in the remaining tablespoon of paprika, season with a pinch of salt, then add to the pan. Cook for one minute on each side or until golden brown. Remove the prawns from the pan and leave to rest, lightly covered.

3. Add the beans, chilli flakes and anchovies, if using, to the pan and cook for about two minutes until bright green and slightly tender. Transfer into a bowl and toss with the lemon zest and remaining juice. Divide the beans among four serving plates. Top with the prawns, romesco sauce and the remaining almonds and serve.

 Read more from Callum and Themis on page 26 of our Good Lives magazine.

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