Spicy Prawns - Delicious!
This is a great dish for a starter, or as a tapas-style dish. It is from Spain and I love it, as it is so easy to make and it tastes great! In Spain you call it Gambas (prawns) Pil Pil (means it is a sauce made in the Basque part of the country).
What you will need?
- 350g of raw prawns - either buy frozen, or fresh - it is your choice, but fresh definitely tastes good!
- 100ml of olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves
- Sea Salt - Fine Grain
- 1 small fresh red chilli
- A sprinkle of paprika is optional, but tasty
- Fresh Parsley
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Long Baguette (or a few short ones)
Prep Time - 30 minutes, unless you have frozen prawns and then it is more like 10 minutes.
How to prepare it?
- Very thinly slice the garlic, or crush it, but there is something nice about having the slices floating about.
- Seed and slice and leave it also floating in the oil, you can use dried chillis too, but if they are the very little ones, I wouldn't recommend more than 2 or 3 in the mixture, unless you like it hot!
- Peel and salt the prawns, however, if using pre-cooked prawns, then reduce the cooking time, so not to over-cook them and only heat them througout.
- Finely chop the parsley and add 2 tablespoons
- Chop the lemon into wedges and slice the baguette
How to cook it?
- Heat the olive oil over a high heat.
- Add the garlic, the chilli and a sprinkle of paprika - cook them for 1-2 minutes and ensure they don't burn.
- Add the pinch of sea salt and prawns and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Finally stir in the parsley.
Serve with the bread and the lemon wedges immediately. If your frying pan looks good, you can serve them in that, still sizzling and use the bread to mop up the juices. Delicious!!