Garlic Prawns – Low Calorie Spanish Tapas Recipe

One extremely popular spanish tapas seafood recipe is “garlic prawns” …

… better known to Spaniards as “gambas al ajillo”.

Why are they so popular?…

Well, apart from their exquisite taste, prawns represent terrific value-for-money … they’re low in calories, and packed full of essential nutrients such as magnesium, zinc and selenium.

Garlic prawns


They’re also rich in the all-important Omega 3 fatty acids.

What’s more, gambas al ajillo is an ideal tapas dish to make at home – it’s so simple and quick to prepare, plus the prawns are best enjoyed immediately after cooking.

So, pour yourself a glass of wine to sip while you’re making them – you’ll enjoy the experience even more.

The following recipe for garlic prawns is just one of 300 exquisitely simple recipes you’ll find in my Tapas E-book …



Ingredients – for 4 people

  • 400 gr prawns – shelled
  • 6 cloves garlic – peeled and sliced
  • 1 red hot chilli pepper – finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon – quartered


  • Heat a little oil in pan and add garlic slices.
  • When just starting to color, add the chilli pepper.
  • Cook for 2 minutes, then increase the heat.
  • Mix in the prawns, then sauté 1-2 minutes each side.
  • Season, and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.
  • Serve, accompanied by lemon wedges.


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