A very popular part of the traditional Spanish Tapas meal, this dish is a great idea to have as an alternative to plain Prawns as a starter.
Very fast to make – including preparation, this dish takes just ten minutes, which is great when you consider how tasty and versatile they can be – use in a Fish Pie, or Paella, or in hundreds of other seafood dishes that are around.
To Serve 4
1tbsp Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves, Thinly Sliced
1 Red Chilli, Deseeded and Finely Chopped (optional)
400g Large Frozen Cooked and Peeled Prawns
Small Bunch of Parsley
Juice of 1 Lemon
4 Slices of Crusty Bread or Ciabatta, to Serve
1. Heat the Olive Oil in a medium pan over a medium-hot heat.
2. Add the Garlic and Chilli (if using) and cook for one to two minutes, until the Garlic is softened. Add the Prawns to the pan, and four tablespoons of water. Sprinkle with a pinch of Salt.
3. Stir Fry for three to four minutes, before adding the Chopped Parsley, and squeeze the Lemon Juice over the top.
4. Drain off three quarters of the juices, and serve.
If you’re using for other dishes, try to prepare as close to the time as possible, as freezing this dish isn’t recommended. If the other recipe requires them to be cold, chill for at least an hour.
Photo Courtesy of: Kirti Poddar