Baked Prawns with Tomato, Feta, Lemon and Orzo

This super simple dish comes together in less than 30 minutes! Tinned cherry tomatoes get roasted in the oven with feta, prawns and lemon to create a tasty sauce for the orzo. Served with a fresh rocket on the side.

Meal Prep

Breakdown

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, fan bake. 
  • Roast the cherry tomato, prawn, feta and lemon mixture.
  • Cook the orzo.
  • Add the orzo and a little pasta water to the tomato, prawn mixture. 
  • Prepare the rocket salad.
  • Serve up and enjoy! 

Tips 

  • You can tell when the prawns are cooked as they will go from grey to a soft, pale pink colour. Keep an eye on them as you don’t want to overcook them as they become rubbery. 
  • If you're after a saucier pasta, add a little pasta water until you reached the desired consistency.

Meal prep guide - this meal is super simple and doesn’t require any meal prep. 

This recipe serves four, if you’re cooking for two simply halve the recipe. To prevent food waste we recommend freezing the other half of the tinned cherry tomatoes in ice cube trays to use in the future.

INGREDIENTSIngredients
  • 400g tin cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon (zest)
  • ½ lemon (juice) 
  • 1 tsp dried oregano 
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 400g raw frozen prawns (defrosted) 
  • 200g feta (roughly torn into chunks) 
  • 1 ¼ cups orzo 
  • ½ cup parsley (finely chopped) 
  • Salt and pepper

Rocket salad

  • 60g rocket (½ bag) 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon (juice) 
METHODMethod
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees fan bake.
  1. Add the tinned cherry tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, oregano and garlic to a baking dish (aprox. 23 x 23cm, depth 6cm). Scatter over the feta and pop in the oven to cook for 10 minutes.

  2. After 10 minutes, add the prawns and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the prawns are cooked and the sauce has reduced.

  3. In the meantime, cook the orzo as per packet instructions - reserve a little pasta water (about a 1/4 cup).

  4. Once the prawn and tomato dish has cooked, remove it from the oven and stir through the orzo and a little pasta water if needed.
  1. Garnish with some fresh parsley, season with salt and pepper and serve alongside the rocket salad. 
TO SERVE
SERVE WITH
VARIATIONS

Vegetables

  • Swap out the tinned cherry tomatoes for fresh cherry tomatoes.

  • Swap out the rocket for baby spinach. 

Protein


Other

  • If you’ve got a hungry household to feed serve alongside some crusty bread.