Gambas Pil Pil

Gambas Pil Pil


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About this recipe: "The authentic, classic Spanish starter/appetiser/snack --- Prawns in a sizzling spicy sauce. If you like your food hot, spicy and packed with flavour, this is the one for you. Magic."



  • 7 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic - very thinly sliced
  • 1 small fresh Red Chilli - thinly sliced and seeded to taste and heat required
  • 360g/12oz raw Gambas - peeled and deveined
  • 2tbsp flat leaf Parsley - finely chopped
  • Sprinkling of ground Paprika
  • Lemons - sliced and/or cut into wedges
  • Crusty Bread
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat;
  2. Add garlic and chilli and cook for about 1 minute, stirring, until the garlic just starts to brown but not burn;
  3. Add the prawns, season, add sprinkling of paprika and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continuously, until they turn pink and are just cooked through;
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the parsley and serve the prawns in their sauce immediately in a warmed bowl - The prawns should still be sizzling in the sauce;
  5. Serve with the lemon and masses of crusty bread

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