This garlic prawns recipe is inspired by a Spanish dish. Instead of frying the shrimp in one go, the original version calls for several heatproof dishes. The oil, butter, garlic, chili and prawns are divided onto the dishes and cooked in them. I love using fresh shrimp for this dish and I make sure that they arenâ€™t overcooked, so that the delicate sweetness of the shrimps are retained.
1 1/2 cups oil
12 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
3 small red chili, seeded and finely chopped
30 pieces large king prawns, shelled and deveined but tails kept intact
French bread for serving
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the butter. Once it is hot, put the garlic and chili in the oil. Fry the shrimps in the hot oil for 2-3 minutes or until they turn pink. Transfer the shrimp to a serving platter and spoon some oil, garlic and chili along with it. Serve with French bread.
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