Spicy Garlic and Chilli Prawns

Gambas Pil Pil Recipes

Welcome to our prawn recipe feature, for the full range of Yourcounty recipes visit our Recipe Directory. The breadth and variety of our recipes has been in large part created by the suggestions of our users and recommendations of researchers. Our original conception was to hold just traditional Kentish recipes but over time we started to include modern favorites being cooked in Kent supplemented by donations from our audience. This is where our tapas comes in, tapas is cooked and eaten throughout Kent.

The word Tapas has its origins in the Spanish word tapar meaning to cover. The popular idea was that in some areas where were there were lots of flies attracted to the drinks of bar patrons. The bar owners used slices of at first bread then sausage to 'cover' the tops of glass between drinks to keep out the flies. Over time the patrons would eat the sliced bread and sausage, become more thirsty and therefore drinking more. In due course the side dishes became part of the drinking tradition spread throughout Spain and in each region local specialities would become part of the tapas menu.

Our particular recipe is a variation and may also be known as Gambas Pil Pil. It is a very popular tapas.

Preparation Time - 5 Minutes
Cooking Time - 5 Minutes

Ingredients: 4 Servings

3/4 of a tablespoon of chili flakes
10-15 Large Tiger Prawns (cooked)
2 Cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 Tablespoons of olive oil

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Peel and de-vein the prawns, ensuring to remove the tail.
  2. Peel and finely chop the garlic.
  3. Heat the oil chili flakes and garlic in a pan for a minute, then add the prawns and cook on a high heat for about 1 and a 1/2 minutes, Ideally the prawns should be fried on a griddle. Do not overcook the prawns, but ensure they are sizzling before serving.

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