Recipe of the Week – Prawn Pad Thai with Courgetti
25th November 2020
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Recipe of the Week – Prawn Pad Thai with Courgetti

  • 200kcals per serving (serves 2)
  • Step 2 and above on The 1:1 Diet

If you eat this in a Thai restaurant a single portion can contain a whopping 600 to 900kcals! However, our delicious version, made with courgetti instead of regular noodles, is low in carbs and only 200 kcals per serving.

A prefect takeaway replacement that tastes delicious!


Why not give it a whirl and post your pictures to my Facebook recipe of the week post to help inspire others:


2 large courgettes 
spray oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed 
4 spring onions, sliced     
1 small green chilli, diced  
200g peeled raw prawns     
100g cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten 
grated zest and juice of 1 lime    
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla)   
1 tbsp soy sauce 
50g bean sprouts    
a handful of coriander, finely chopped 


Spiralise the courgettes using blade C of a spiraliser. If you don’t have one, you can use a julienne peeler, a mandolin slicer or an ordinary potato peeler, but you will have thicker ‘noodles’.

Lightly spray a wok or deep-frying pan with oil and set over a high heat. Add the garlic, spring onions and chilli and stir-fry briskly for 1 minute. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 1–2 minutes until they turn pink.

Add the courgettes and tomatoes and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until warmed through and the courgettes are just tender but still retain a little ‘bite’.

Push everything to the side of the pan and pour the beaten egg into the middle. Cook for 1 minute, stirring all the time, until it scrambles. Stir into the courgette and prawn mixture.

Add the lime zest and juice, nam pla, soy sauce and bean sprouts. Stir-fry for a minute. Stir in the coriander and remove from the heat.

Divide the mixture between two shallow serving bowls and eat immediately. 


If you don’t have raw prawns, use ready-cooked ones instead. If they are frozen, defrost thoroughly before using.

If you’re on a low-salt diet, use low-sodium Thai fish sauce and soy sauce.



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