Sizzling Prawns with Garlic
sizzling prawns

Sizzling Prawns with Garlic

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
sizzling prawns

Last Updated on 09/01/2022 by richard

🇪🇸 En español: Gambas al Ajillo

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Simple authentic Spanish sizzling prawns with garlic. This has to be one of the most popular tapas dishes ever.

sizzling prawns

Sizzling Prawns with Garlic

Simple authentic Spanish sizzling prawns with garlic. This has to be one of the most popular tapas dishes ever.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Tapas
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 2
Calories 332 kcal
How Difficult Easy


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil use good Spanish olive oil if possible
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced finely
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 200 g raw prawns
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped

To Serve:

  • Fresh crusty bread


  • Put the olive oil into a cold frying pan and add the sliced garlic and chilli flakes. Place the pan over a medium heat and allow the oil to gently heat up until it’s sizzling. Once the oil is sizzling, cook the garlic for 1 more minute. Take care, as garlic can easily burn if cooked too long.
  • Add the prawns, bring back to sizzling and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring a few times, until the prawns are pink all over and starting to curl.
  • Season with salt and pepper and squeeze over the juice of half a lemon, stir the prawns one last time and then turn the heat off.
  • Sprinkle with the paprika and parsley and serve immediately, while still sizzling.
  • Serve with crusty bread and Fino Sherry for a delicious and impressive starter.



Calories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 14gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword garlic, prawns, Spanish, tapas
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