We have a super easy recipe for you today! Just 5 ingredients and you have a dish that you can use so many different ways. These Lemon, Garlic and Herb Prawns (Shrimp) are the perfect addition to any tapas spread, but can also go on a salad, stirred in to pasta or in tacos.
If you are looking to include more seafood in your diet, then prawns (shrimp) are a good place to start. They are really easy to cook with, very versatile and providing you don’t overcook them so they become chewy, they are hard to get wrong. It doesn’t get much easier than these Lemon, Garlic and Herb Prawns (Shrimp).
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We are a little bit tapas obsessed at the moment. Having recently gotten back from Mallorca, where we ate tapas every other day, we are keen to carry on eating tapas as much as possible. If you follow us on Instagram you will see that we went to a tapas restaurant in Manchester the other day too. We just can’t get enough tapas!
One thing you will pretty much always find on a tapas menu is gambas (prawns). The Spanish like to keep them simple and they are usually served up with olive oil and a tonne of garlic, and we never complain about that. We still wanted to keep ours simple, but add a little bit of extra flavour and freshness, so we added some lemon and parsley.
Interesting fact – whilst there is a lot of discussion between people in the UK and US over the difference between prawns and shrimp, and most people thinking they are the same thing just different sizes, they are actually totally different. They share similarities, but they are not the same. We have used both in the name of this recipe, as you can use either type.
Whilst the temptation to just eat them out of the bowl before serving up is strong, there is so much you can do with these. If you are putting together a tapas dinner party then these Lemon, Garlic and Herb Prawns (Shrimp) are a must on the table. Just they are also delicious paired with a green salad and some avocado for a quick lunch. Love tacos? These make some tasty and quick fish tacos – just throw in some slaw (have you tried our Mexican Coleslaw?) and avocado salsa and you are good to go.
- 350 g Raw king prawns
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 4 Garlic cloves, crushed
- A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
Put the olive oil in a frying pan and add the prawns, lemon juice and zest and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes until the prawns turn pink.
Pour in to a bowl and scatter with the fresh herbs before serving.