King prawns with garlic and chilli (gambas al ajillo)

King prawns with garlic and chilli (gambas al ajillo)
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 15 min

Try this easy recipe for garlic and juicy chilli king prawns as part of a Spanish tapas dinner party.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
204kcals
Fat
17g (2.1g saturated)
Protein
9.7g
Carbohydrates
2.9g (2.4g sugar)
Fibre
1.2g
Salt
0.3g
Calories
204kcals
Fat
17g (2.1g saturated)
Protein
9.7g
Carbohydrates
2.9g (2.4g sugar)
Fibre
1.2g
Salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 12-16 raw responsibly sourced shell-on king prawns
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 large chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml olive oil
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Crusty bread, to serve

Method

  1. Pour the olive oil into a large, deep frying pan and set over a low-medium heat until 100°C or just shimmering, then add ?the chilli flakes, the crushed garlic cloves, the large chopped tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice. Fry for 5 minutes until the garlic is sizzling and fragrant but not too brown.
  2. Turn up the heat slightly, then add the king prawns. Fry for 3 minutes until pink and cooked. Serve with crusty bread.

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    1. Hi Nick – we’re sorry to hear you found this recipe a little too spicy. It’s difficult to judge everyone’s spice threshold and here at delicious. HQ – we like it hot! We have now indicated in the ingredients list to add the chilli flakes ‘to taste’. Happy cooking!

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