Gambas pil pil is a classic tapas dish found all over Spain. With only a few simple ingredients, it's easy and quick to make.


gambas pil pil

serves 4 as a tapa

80ml extra virgin olive oil

4 large garlic cloves

4 small cayenne peppers

400g peeled king prawns

Splash of dry sherry

Sea salt



Finely slice the garlic. Heat the olive oil in a heavy based frying pan over a medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and cayenne peppers, and fry gently until softened.


Increase the heat and add the prawns, frying for 3 minutes until pink and cooked through. Add the sherry and heat until it bubbles.


Season with sea salt and serve with crusty bread.