Chermoula Prawns on Harissa Lentils
with Roasted Butternut, Spinach and Flaked Almonds
This Chermoula Prawns on Harissa Lentils is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!
Fresh and zingy, chermoula spice mix is widely used in North African cuisine. Made with fragrant herbs and spices such as paprika, ground turmeric, ground coriander, as well as citrussy dried lemon peel, this spice mix is ideal mixed with oil to create a flavourful marinade for meat and fish.
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Vegetable Stock Paste
Chermoula Spice Mix
Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
Toasted Flaked Almonds
(Contains Nuts May contain Sesame, Nuts, Peanut)
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Water for the Lentils
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Trim the butternut squash, halve lengthways, then scoop out the seeds (peel first if you prefer). Cut into 2cm chunks.
Pop the diced butternut onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.
When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until golden and cooked through, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through.
Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Drain and rinse the lentils in a sieve.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, 30 secs.
Pour in the water for the lentils (see pantry for amount), then stir in the veg stock paste and harissa paste (add less if you'd prefer things milder). Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the water has reduced by half, 2-3 mins.
Once the sauce has reduced, stir in the lentils and cook for a further 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally.
Add the spinach to the pan a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed, then remove from the heat.
Cover with a lid (or foil) to keep warm.
Meanwhile, drain the prawns.
Pop the prawns into a medium bowl with the chermoula spice mix (add less if you'd prefer things milder). Season with salt, then toss to coat the prawns well. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw prawns.
When the squash has 5 mins remaining, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the prawns to the pan and stir-fry for 4-5 mins.
Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat. IMPORTANT: The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle.
When everything's ready, stir the roasted butternut through the harissa lentils and spoon into your bowls (reheat first if needed).
Top with the chermoula prawns and drizzle over the yoghurt.
Finish with a sprinkling of toasted almonds over the top.