Scott Gooding’s Tiger Prawns in tomato sauce

Scott Gooding’s Tiger Prawns in tomato sauce

#Act for the Wild, #Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Posted on 22nd December 2017 by Media Relations

Tiger Prawns in tomato sauce
Tiger Prawns in tomato sauce

Taronga Zoo is proud to have collaborated with health coach, author and sustainable seafood advocate, Scott Gooding, to share MSC sustainable seafood recipes this summer. Scott has several other delicious recipes too for fresh inspiration. 

Serves 2


12 Tiger Prawns (or any prawn)

1 small brown onion - finely chopped

3 garlic cloves - finely chopped

1 long red chilli - finely chopped

3-4 anchovy fillets - roughly chopped

2 tin toms (unsweetened)

1 cup passata

1 cup red quinoa - washed and drained

sea salt

black pepper


  1. In a large fry pan fry off the onion, garlic and chilli in the olive oil until they begin to soften (3-4mins) (low heat)
  2. Add the anchovies, tin toms and passata
  3. Allow to gently simmer for 10 minutes or until it reaches a consistency you’re after
  4. To make the quinoa place a cup of quinoa (washed and drained) in 1.5 cups of salted boiling water
  5. Allow to return to the boil
  6. Turn the heat down to lowest and pop the lid on for 15 minutes
  7. After 15 minutes remove for the heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes with lid on
  8. Remove the lid after 5 min and lightly fork through
  9. Add the prawns to the tomato sauce and allow to cook until opaque (3-4 minutes)
  10. With 1 minute left to cook the prawn throw in 3-4 tbs of the cooked quinoa
  11. Almost 90% of our oceans are overfished or overexploited – but it is possible to make good choices when you’re choosing seafood. Next time you’re shopping for seafood, look for the MSC eco-label and you can help ensure we have fish for the future.

Read more about sustainable seafood and what you can to do help.