Garlic prawns in olive oil

  • Yield : 4 Very generous portions
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 35m

Garlic prawns in olive oil is a classic Spanish Tapas dish with lashings of garlic and loads of crusty bread to mop up that garlicky oil!


  • 8 to10 Fat cloves of garlic sliced
  • 1 Kilo fat raw prawns peeled and de-veined
  • Lots of light Olive oil. (not extra virgin)
  • Pinch of chilli flakes.


Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 500 Fahrenheit 250 Celsius.

Step 2

Take four individual oven-proof dishes and put about 1 cm of light Olive oil in each one. Divide the chopped garlic between them also and put them in the oven for 10 minutes or until they’re sizzling hot.

Step 3

Remove from the oven and divvy up the prawns into the four pots and add the chilli flakes. Put back into the oven for another 5 minutes or so until the prawns are nicely pink and cooked.

Step 4

Serve immediately, straight from the oven, while they’re still sizzling. Don’t forget to mop up all that hot garlicky oil with some fresh crusty bread!

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