Make this prawns pil pil recipe for a simple starter or main, then check out our prawn linguine, tandoori king prawns, healthy prawn stir-fry, prawn and chorizo paella and more prawn recipes.

How to make prawns pil pil... step-by-step video


  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 180g pack peeled raw king prawns
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • a handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ½ lemon, wedged to serve
  • crusty bread


  • STEP 1

    Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and cook the prawns and garlic for 3 minutes until the prawns have turned pink. Add the paprika, chilli flakes and a good pinch of salt, and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat and scatter over the parsley.

  • STEP 2

    Serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread for mopping up the oil.

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