Gambas Pil Pil and other holiday inspired recipes


Gambas pil pil and other holiday inspired recipesWe are desperately trying to hold on to the holiday vibes here and what better way than to recreate your favourite holiday dishes at home. For me that has to be a bowl full of sizzling gambas pil pil (prawns in garlic) a tasty Spanish dish that I love as it is full of flavour and mopping up the juices with chunks of bread turn it from a starter into a hearty meal. Mmmm, it is delicious. Best served in a terracotta dish for that traditional feeling.


Gambas Pil Pil (Garlic Prawns)
Serves 4
A delicious sizzling hot Spanish tapas dish

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Prep Time
40 min

Cook Time
5 min

Prep Time
40 min

Cook Time
5 min

  1. 1kg raw peeled and de-veined prawns
  2. 100ml olive oil
  3. 3 tbsp butter
  4. 2-3 garlic cloves sliced thinly
  5. 1/4 tsp crushed dried chillies or chilli flakes
  6. Salt
  7. Paprika to serve
  1. Sprinkle the prawns with a little salt and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy based frying pan until they start foaming
  3. Add the garlic and chilli to the pan and gently fry for about one minute until the garlic is golden brown
  4. Add the prawns to the pan and fry until they start to curl up and have changed colour (about 3 minutes)
  5. Divide between 4 dishes and sprinkle with a little parika
  6. Serve with chunks of bread to mop up the lovely juices and oil
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