Chili Garlic Prawns (Mild Spicy Gambas). Hi Guys, today I'll show you How to Make Chili Garlic Shrimp or Prawns. Add more chili sauce if you like it very spicy. Learn how to make a Spanish Garlic Shrimp recipe!
Adding paprika and chili flakes will give that hot kick. Gambas al Ajillo is a classic Spanish tapa that comes together in minutes from a handful of ingredients. As with any simple dish, the quality of the ingredients will make a significant difference in the quality of your garlic shrimp. You can have Chili Garlic Prawns (Mild Spicy Gambas) using 6 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Chili Garlic Prawns (Mild Spicy Gambas)
- You need 6 pieces (290 grams) of Prawns.
- It’s 1 of bulb (45 grams) Garlic.
- Prepare 5 pieces (8 grams) of Red Chili.
- Prepare 5 grams of Annatto Seeds.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of Oil.
- You need 1 tablespoon of Butter.
The key ingredients here are shrimp, garlic, olive oil, and red peppers. Sizzling Gambas with garlicky tomato sauce has the big, bold flavors you'll love! This spicy shrimp is easy to make and delicious as an appetizer or entree. Spicy shrimp in garlic is best enjoyed freshly cooked as they tend to toughen with prolonged cooking.
Chili Garlic Prawns (Mild Spicy Gambas) instructions
- Smash the garlic to peel off the skin easily and chop it finely. Set aside.
- Remove the stem of the red chili and chop it finely. Set aside. (Make sure to wash your hand with soap and water after handling the chili.).
- Prepare the prawns. Hold the prawn and gently pull the head off. Set it aside as we are going to use it later. Peel away the shell and legs in segments, keeping the tail on. Take the top of a knife and make a vertical incision at the back of the prawn. This will expose the vein that runs through the prawn's back. Remove the vein. Lay the prawn on the cutting board. Cut the tip of the tail and scrape the tail. Then make small cuts in the prawn's abdomen. Set aside.
- Prepare the annatto infused oil. Heat the pan and add the cooking oil. Add the annatto seeds, stir to color the oil and bring to boil. When it boils, take the pan off the stove to avoid the seeds from burning and strain it. Set aside the oil and discard the seeds.
- Heat the same pan in high heat and add the annatto-infused oil. Add in the chopped garlic and red chili and sauté. Turn down the heat and then add the head of the prawns. Mix and continue cooking until it turns orange in color. Squeeze the head with a spatula to release the fat. The fat will give this recipe additional savory flavor. Remove and discard the head; leaving the cooked garlic and red chili.
- Add the butter in the pan and mix well to melt. Add in the prepared prawns and season with salt and pepper. Make sure to coat the prawns with the sauce by turning it on all sides. Turn up the heat to high and cook the prawns evenly.
- You'll know it's cooked when the back incisions are fully exposed, it has turned into white/orange color and its form has curled up. Then, it's ready to serve. ©homebasedchef.
To store for future use, skip the bread crumb. My take on this spicy garlic prawn recipe could hardly be simpler, quicker or more delicious. As soon as the garlic starts to colour, add prawns and a teaspoon of salt. The salt will prevent any water from the prawns spitting. Filipino Spicy Gambas or Spicy Prawns, sauteed large prawns in hot pepper sauce with Sliced green chili a delicious Filipino appetizer.