Tapas: Gambas al Ajillo - Garlic Prawns
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example of how the simplest of tapas can be so tasty.
Dont use pre-cooked or frozen prawns for this
dish, you need decent-sized fresh ones.
kg (2 lb) fresh prawns (shrimp)
6 or 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
olive oil, for cooking
the oven to 250°C (500°F, gas 9).
can leave the heads on the prawns or take them off,
it’s up to you, but do peel them and leave the tails
on. Carefully pull out the vein, starting at the head
four individual ovenproof dishes and put about 1 cm
(˝ inch) of oil in each one.
the chopped garlic beween them also and put them in
the oven for 10 minutes or until they’re sizzling
from the oven and divvy up the prawns into the four
back into the oven for another 5 minutes or so until
the prawns are nicely pink and cooked.
immediately, straight from the oven, while they’re
Don’t forget to mop up all that hot, garlicky oil
with some fresh bread!