A rich beef massaman curry with baked butternut squash noodles, a fantastic alternative to starchy noodles, adding extra flavour and beta-carotene for boosting the immune system.

Serves: 2 | Cook Time: 30 mins | Calories: 571 | Type: Gluten-Free


  • 2 x 170g organic beef
  • 300g butternut squash
  • 100g spinach
  • Handful of coriander
  • 1 tbsp massaman curry paste (crustaceans)
  • 40g creamed coconut
  • 15g peanuts (nuts)

Already in your kitchen

  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Coconut oil / olive oil

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / gas mark 4.
  2. Peel the squash. Using a peeler, slice the squash into long thin strips. Dice the beef into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Place the butternut squash noodles on a baking tray, lightly toss in 1/2 tbsp oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Set aside.
  4. Boil a kettle and dissolve the creamed coconut in 200ml boiling water. Heat a pan with 1/2 tbsp oil on a high heat. Place the beef into the pan and brown for 5 mins, then add the curry paste for 1 min.
  5. Add the creamed coconut to the pan, then add the spinach and half of the coriander. Place a lid on the pan and turn down to a low-medium heat. Leave covered for 15 mins, stirring occasionally. Season with a sprinkle of sea salt.
  6. Meanwhile, place the butternut squash tray in the oven and cook for 15 mins.
  7. To serve, place the butternut squash noodles on a plate and top with the beef massaman curry. Sprinkle over the crunchy peanuts and remaining coriander.