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Gambas a la Plancha (Grilled Prawns)

This simple but wonderful dish makes a regular appearance in our local tapas bar. Ideal as a starter or tapa.

You will need:

1.5 kilo fresh prawns
1 chilli pepper
2 cloves garlic
teaspoon chopped oregano
teaspoon chopped parsley
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
salt and pepper

How to cook:

1. Wash and peel the prawns, leaving the tails on
2. Chop the chilli and garlic and bash together in a mortar with the oregano, parsley, salt and pepper.
3. Place the contents of the mortar into a large bowl, add the oil and vinegar and mix well.
4. Add the prawns to the bowl, mix together and leave to marinade for 5-10 minutes.
5. Grill or barbecue the prawns for 2 minutes either side until cooked.
6. Serve with a green salad and crusty bread.

tapas: yes
raciones: yes
main meal: no