PRAWNS WITH GARLIC (Gambas Al Ajillo)
Recipe by The Happy Foodie blog
12 large raw prawns in their shells
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
100ml olive oil
3 dried Cayenne chillies (or other dried chilli)
sea salt flakes
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
Peel the prawns, leaving their tails intact (if you are using a frying pan you can cook the prawns in their shells). Sprinkle with a little sea salt.
Put the olive oil, garlic and chillies in the terracotta pot of frying pan and place over a high heat. When the garlic starts to turn golden, add the prawns. Cook for 1 minute on each side, until they just turn pink. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley and serve immediately in the terracotta pot. Take care not to burn yourself as the oil and the terracotta will stay hot for several minutes.