We have a super easy recipe for you today! Just 5 ingredients and you have a Garlic Prawn 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).
We kept the flavours really simple hear and loaded up the garlic and herbs, with a lemon sauce. You could add a little chilli too if you want a kick of spice.
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.
Here are some of our favourite tapas recipes from around the web that would go really well with these Garlic Prawns. Crispy Tortillas from Jamie Oliver, Spanish Omelette from Recipe Tin Eats and Croquetas from Delicious Magazine.
Prawns or Shrimp?
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.
Healthy Prawn Recipes
Prawns are super healthy and a great addition to your diet. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids (which is important for heart health), high in protein and low in calories too. They are a nice easy addition to a salad, so try to include them in your diet more if you are looking to eat more seafood.
What To Serve Lemon Garlic Shrimp With
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.
Ingredients needed to make Garlic Prawns (serves 4)
- 350g raw king prawns
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
How To Make Garlic Prawns – Step by Step:
One: Put the olive oil in a frying pan and add the prawns, lemon juice, zest and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes until the prawns turn pink.
Two: Pour in to a bowl and scatter with fresh parsley before serving.
Other Prawn Recipes To Try:
Some extra tips for these Lemon Garlic Shrimp:
- You can use any leafy herb selection you like – this recipe is a great way to use up leftover herbs.
- Like a kick of spice in your food? Add a sprinkle of red chilli flakes before serving.
- Eat these straight out of the bowl, or put them on a salad or in some tacos with some homemade Mexican Coleslaw.
- If you are using fresh prawns, these will only take 1 minute to cook.
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Lemon, Garlic and Herb Prawns (Shrimp)
- 350 g Raw king prawns
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Lemon (Juice and zest)
- 4 Garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 handful 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.