Gamberi aglio e peperoncino (Garlic and chilli prawns)

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Time 30 Minutes
  • 20 large prawns (large shrimp)
  • 3 tablespoons (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red chilli, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Sea salt

How to Make It
Step 1

Rinse prawns under cold running water. Remove the prawn head and tail, then peel off the shell and legs. To de-vein the prawn, use a sharp knife to cut a small line that runs down the length of the prawn’s back. Use the tip of the knife to pull out the intestinal tract and discard.

Step 2

Place the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and chilli. Cook without browning the garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Step 3

Add the prawns to the frying pan. Cook until the prawns have changed in colour and are just cooked through (approximately 3-4 minutes though the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the prawns). Remove from the heat. Add parsley and season with salt to taste.

Step 4

Use a slotted spoon to transfer Gamberi aglio e peperoncino (Garlic and chilli prawns) to a plate. Serve immediately – buon appetito.


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