Tasty garlic and chilli prawns cooked in extra virgin olive oil!
Pil Pil Prawns is a spicy garliky delight! A simple easy and very tasty Spanish tapas that will make you feel like you are sitting in a Spanish tapas bar enjoying an ice cold glass of sangria and watching the sunset! Transport yourself to Spain with this authentic delicious tapas recipe. Juicy prawns cooked in olive oil, chilli and lots of garlic!
Welcome to the Chilli & Life Spanish Tapas mini series! I have been craving all sorts of delicious delicacies from all over Europe but especially those along the Mediterranean coast! I would usually have travelled to Sicily and France this summer but have been unable to this year!
To cheer myself up and cook some different and new dishes in my kitchen, I made 3 of my favourite tapas this weekend as much as for myself but also to share with you all and anyone else missing the Spanish sun and food this year. Or maybe you just want to know how to make these yummy Spanish tapas at home – why not!
Check out my Padron Pepper recipe; and
Spicy Patatas Bravas with homemade Bravas sauce and Aioli to complete your Spanish Tapas feast!
Gambas Pil Pil is a famous Spanish tapas dish of garlic, chilli and prawns and lemon. These prawns are traditionally cooked in olive oil with lots of garlic and mild chilli peppers. The oil is mopped up with crusty bread and the floating garlic pieces.
This simple recipe is simply delicious! It has great ingredient combinations and a fail proof technique. Be as generous as you like with the garlic and chilli. Cooking is all about having fun, experimenting and adjusting certain ingredients to your taste.
This very simple recipe requires very few and simple classic ingredients. Many if not all of these items will be in your kitchen cupboard already, and if they are not they can be found at any supermarket.
Cook the prawns in a pre-heated oven at 200°C. Alternatively, you can fry them in oil on the hob for a completely different flavour.
In a bowl simply add the prepped prawns and all the seasoning and chopped garlic and chillies. Mix everything together until well combined and then pour into an oven dish. Feel free to add a splash of extra virgin olive oil. Leave to bake for 7 minutes and serve with crusty bread and Padron Peppers! Don’t forget to mop up all that lovely oil!
Pil Pil Prawns are a very popular Spanish tapas and are best enjoyed amongst other delicious tapas dishes. Many of us can’t make it abroad this summer and I for one am missing the Mediterranean flavours. This week I have been making lots of my favourite tapas at home and just had to share these recipes with you all.
Try these with Spicy Patatas Bravas!; or
Give these Blistered Padron Peppers a try! I highly suggest you make all three and enjoy an authentic Spanish tapas feast!
Love Prawn recipes check out my all time favourite prawn recipe:
Garlic, Chilli and Coriander Butter King Prawns!
Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @chilliandlife on Instagram and hashtag it #chilliandlife
Thank you so much for putting up this recipe I tried making it today followed your steps and it turned out to be very yummy and tasty.
Hi Supriya! Thank you for commenting and sharing your experience! I am so glad it turned out good! If you like this you should try my Chilli, Garlic and Coriander Prawns