Spicy Prawn Gambas

Spicy Prawn Gambas


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About this recipe: This is a Spanish recipe adapted by Filipinos. The Spaniards usually eat this with bread, but most Filipinos have gambas with rice or on its own as a snack while drinking beer.

pamdavies Hampshire, England, UK

Serves: 6 

  • 500g fresh medium-sized prawns
  • 50g margarine or butter
  • 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce or diluted tomato puree
  • 5 heaping tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 regular-sized red chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Unshell and de-vein prawns.
  2. In a frying pan or wok, saute and brown garlic in margarine on medium fire. Add onion and chillies. Keep stirring. When onions have turned slightly transparent, add prawns. Stir for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, black pepper and salt. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add breadcrumbs to thicken sauce. Stir for about 1 minute and serve hot.

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