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Gambas al ajillo by My Little Spanish Place

epicure 3 April 2014
Type of Meal
Vegetarian-friendly No

Soak up the seafood flavours with thick slices of rustic bread.

Serves 4 Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

150ml extra virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, sliced
15 large raw prawns, peeled and deveined (set aside heads)
1 fresh red chilli pepper, sliced or cayenne pepper to taste
½ tsp sweet paprika
pinch salt and pepper
parsley, chopped
4 thick slices rustic bread, toasted
4 lemon slices (optional)

  • Heat oil in frying pan. Add garlic and prawn heads then infuse for 2 minutes. Remove prawn heads.
  • Combine prawns with red chilli pepper and sweet paprika, and season with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook quickly, until the prawns turn bright red, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer prawns to four small and heated serving dishes, then pour the hot oil from the pan over them.
  • Top with parsley and serve with rustic toasted bread.
  • Garnish with lemon slices.

Note: If using cayenne pepper, sprinkle very little over the prawns before serving either hot or cold. 

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