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Garlicky Prawns With Green Butter Orzo

Garlicky Prawns With Green Butter Orzo

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Prep Time

35 min



Impress the table with this stunning baked orzo, packed with juicy cherry tomatoes and herby basil butter, and topped with sizzling garlicky king prawns. This one's a showstopper!

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 lemon
1 garlic clove
basil 3.18
20g basil
250g cherry tomatoes
vegetable stock cube (new5/18)
1/2 Knorr vegetable stock cube †
Orzo pasta
150g orzo pasta †
171g raw peeled king prawns †
You Will Need
Food processor, oven-proof dish, butter, pepper

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 20g basil
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 150g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 171g raw peeled king prawns<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 449 kJ
107 kcal
1589 kJ
378 kcal
of which saturates
1 g
0.4 g
3.7 g
1.5 g
of which sugars
18.4 g
2.2 g
65.2 g
7.7 g
Fibre 1.6 g 5.8 g
Protein 6.6 g 23.2 g
Salt 1.03 g 3.66 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
1 garlic clove
20g basil
basil (100%)
250g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 Knorr vegetable stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, yeast extract, sugar, onion powder (2.3%), carrots (1.5%), herbs (parsley, tarragon), spices (celery seeds, garlic, turmeric, pepper, parsley roots), tomato puree powder, red bell pepper (0.2%), caramel syrup, flavourings (contain celery), leek, maltodextrin.
150g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
171g raw peeled king prawns
king prawn (crustacean) 93%, added water, salt. may contain molluscs
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, gluten, crustacean)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Peel the garlic and roughly tear the basil, including the stalks (reserve a couple of leaves for garnish)

Add the garlic, torn basil and a large knob of butter to a food processor and pulse until blitzed but not smooth – this is your basil butter


Dissolve 1/2 [1] Knorr vegetable stock cube in 350ml [650ml] boiled water


Chop the cherry tomatoes in half


Add the orzo, stock and half the basil butter to an oven-proof dish and gently stir it all together


Place the chopped tomatoes evenly on top of the orzo, they should sink down under the stock

Season with a generous crack of black pepper

Put the dish in the oven for 18-20 min or until the stock has been absorbed – this is your tomato orzo


Whilst the tomato orzo is in the oven, roll the lemon[s] with your hand on a hard surface (to release more juice) and cut in half


Once the stock is nearly fully absorbed, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the remaining basil butter to the pan and cook for 1 min

Add the king prawns and the juice of half the lemon and cook for 4-5 min or until cooked through – these are your garlicky prawns


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Cut the remaining lemon into wedges

Serve the garlicky prawns over the top of the tomato orzo, tear in the remaining basil and season with a crack of black pepper

Garnish with the lemon wedges


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