Prawn Pil Pil – it’s small, hot and immensely flavoursome. It’s very satisfying and although we have listed it as a starter, it can also double as a light main course for a summer’s evening.
Preheat oven to 200° and put ramekins or small pots in to heat up.
6-8 jumbo king prawns per person
A red chilli per person
A clove of garlic per person
A squeeze of lemon juice and some chopped parsley
Chop dried red chili and garlic
Remove the digestive tracts from the prawns
Fry lightly in 50ml of oil per person
Add the prawns to the pan of chili and garlic until they go pink. (Approx 3 minutes)
Empty the contents into the preheated dishes
Add a quick squirt of lemon juice and some chopped parsley, serve with some lovely fresh bread, and you’re ready to eat.
This should be served bubbling at the table. It’s hot, spicy and outrageously wonderful. The prawns probably don’t agree.