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Gambas Al Ajillo

This recipe for Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Prawns) is so quick and simple to cook but tastes absolutely fantastic. Definitely, one to try!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Lunch
Cuisine Seafood, Spanish


  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (sliced)
  • ½ tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 200 g Raw Prawns
  • ½ Juice from a Lemon
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Parsley (finely chopped)


  • Once your BBQ is ready to cook on, place your cast-iron pan on the direct area of the BBQ and let it heat through. Once heated, move it to the indirect area of the BBQ and add the oil. When it starts to spit add the garlic and chilli flakes and allow to cook for 1 minute. Keep a careful eye as garlic can burn easily.
    Garlic Cooking
  • Add the raw prawns and cook until they turn pink and start to curl. This will take around 3-4 minutes. Make sure you flip the prawns after a couple of minutes to make sure they are cooked evenly.
    Prawns Cooking
  • Add the lemon juice and cook for a further minute, before removing and sprinkling over the paprika and parsley. Serve in the cast-iron pan. Delicious!
Keyword Cast-iron, Garlic, Petromax, Prawns