Pil Pil Prawns

A great dish to include on a Spanish-style tapas board, or fab as a starter too

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  • Serves 5

  • Total time 10 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 115 per serving


  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 350g (12oz) raw king prawns
  • ½tsp paprika


If you want to make up a tapas board, you could add these extra dishes: jarred, roasted red peppers; and triangular slices of Manchego cheese – so easy!


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a small frying pan on a medium heat, then add the garlic and chilli and heat for 1 minute – it should be gently sizzling. Add the prawns and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until cooked through.

  2. Remove from the heat, stir through the paprika and season. Serve immediately.