Prawn Guvech

  • 10MINS
  • 50MINS
  • 322KCAL

This slimming friendly Prawn Guvech is packed full of fresh flavours and makes an amazing meal whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories322
  • Carbs24g
  • Protein48g
  • Fat6g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars14g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Prawn Guvech is one of our favourite Mediterranean recipes. Güveçh is the name of a variety of earthenware pots used in Turkish cuisine, and of a number of casserole/stew dishes that are cooked in them.

Meats used can include chicken, pork, lamb, or sometimes beef or fish and seafood. You can even omit these ingredients completely and replace them with vegetables such as aubergine, courgettes, potatoes and carrots. Guvech is really flexible!

Some variations also include the addition of melted cheese (mozzarella or cheddar) which is also delicious – so it’s up to you if you want to add the calories or Points etc.

What diets is this Prawn Guvech suitable for?

This Prawn Guvech recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made vegetarian by swapping out the following ingredients for vegetarian alternatives;

  • Shelled Raw King Prawns

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Prawn Guvech recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Prawn Guvech recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Prawn Guvech recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Prawn Guvech recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

It’s super tasty and filling so you could easily serve half a portion and enjoy it with extra vegetables or a side salad!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Prawn Guvech?

You don’t need a Guvech pot to make this recipe – it can be made using your regular kitchenware!

How many Calories are in this Prawn Guvech?

There are 322 Calories per portion in this Prawn Guvech, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. This doesn’t include the optional cheese, so remember to account for it if using.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a vegetable accompaniment.

This Prawn Guvech is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Heat the low calorie cooking spray in a pan. Cook onion and garlic until soft.

Step 2

Add peppers, bay leaf and chilli/red pepper flakes if you’re using them. Stir for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the tomato. The liquid from the tomatoes should barely cover the veg.

Step 4

Cover and cook for around 5 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in raw prawns. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. No more!

Step 6

Add the chopped parsley, and season to taste.

Step 7

Divide it into individual oven safe dishes, or you can put the whole stew in a big one. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.

Step 8

If you’re using cheese, after 15 minutes cover with grated cheese and bake until golden brown. Otherwise just leave it cooking for another 10 minutes.

Step 9

Serve straight out of the oven with white rice.

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How do you know when Prawn Guvech is cooked?

Cook the prawns for no more than 5-6 minutes before transferring to an oven proof dish.

If you’re using cheese, after 15 minutes cover with grated cheese and bake until golden brown. Otherwise just leave it cooking for another 10 minutes.

If cooking from frozen make sure to defrost fully and cook until piping hot.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
Storing

How long can you keep Prawn Guvech in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it straight away.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Prawn Guvech in the fridge for approximately 3 days.

Can I freeze Prawn Guvech?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Prawn Guvech?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes . Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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Prawn Guvech

This slimming friendly Prawn Guvech is packed full of fresh flavours and makes an amazing meal whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 322
  • Carbs 24G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 g shelled raw king prawns
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 3 or 4 mushrooms sliced (you can add as many mushrooms as you like)
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley chopped
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes or chilli flakes (optional)
  • 25 g low fat cheddar grated, optional
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes

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Instructions

  1. Heat the low calorie cooking spray in a pan. Cook onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add peppers, bay leaf and chilli/red pepper flakes if you're using them. Stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomato. The liquid from the tomatoes should barely cover the veg.
  4. Cover and cook for around 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in raw prawns. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. No more!
  6. Add the chopped parsley, and season to taste.
  7. Divide it into individual oven safe dishes, or you can put the whole stew in a big one. Bake at 180° C for 15 minutes.
  8. If you're using cheese, after 15 minutes cover with grated cheese and bake until golden brown. Otherwise just leave it cooking for another 10 minutes.
  9. Serve straight out of the oven with white rice.

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PaulineThursday 12th July 2018

When do you add the bay leaf

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Vicky FortuneWednesday 30th August 2017

When do you add the mushrooms please?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Vicky,

    Add them in at step 2 – I’ll get the recipe amended ????

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