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Pil-Pil Prawns

Roast and serve this dish in individual terracotta dishes; it is authentic, and it looks great on the table.


  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves very thinly sliced
  • 1 small fresh red chili seeded and chopped
  • About half lb of raw Prawns, peeled
  • Sea salt
  • 2 Tbs of chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges
  • Bread to serve


Fire your oven, and make sure it is still hot with a good flame. Heat the olive oil in the individual terracotta dishes.

Add garlic and chili and cook for 1 to 2 minutes making sure that they do not burn.

Add the prawns, sprinkle with salt, and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes at a brisk pace.

Stir in the parsley.

Serve quickly so that the prawns are still sizzling in the cooking juices.

Serve with bread and lemon wedges.

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