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    Gambas Pil Pil

    • Serves 4 people
    • Complexity Easy
    Prep time
    10 mins
    Cook time
    5 mins
    Total time
    15 mins
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    • 24 king prawns, peeled and cleaned
    • For the pil pil sauce:
    • 4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
    • 2 tsp of dried chilli flakes
    • 2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
    • 1 tbsp of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
    • 16 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt


    Quick and easy Gambas Pil Pil recipe.
    Gambas pil pil is a quick and easy traditional tapas recipe made with fresh prawns cooked very quickly in good quality olive oil, garlic and chilli and served sizzling. This classic Spanish tapas dish is the perfect dinner party starter, so make sure your serve your Gambas Pil Pil with a good loaf of crusty bread and some red wine. Your guests will definitely want to mop the tasty sauce!


    1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan or ideally in four individual earthenware casserole dishes.
    2. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and fry until lightly brown. Drain the garlic and set aside.
    3. In the same oil, add the prawns and cook for about two minutes, stirring constantly. Add the chilli flakes, fried garlic, sweet paprika and chopped parsley and stir well.
    4. Season with salt and serve straightaway, the prawns need to be sizzling hot!

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