Prawns in Chilli Garlic Oil

Prawns in chilli garlic oil

Sometimes you really don’t feel like cooking, but that doesn’t mean that you want to eat boring. Or at least we don’t. We had a bag of frozen prawns in the freezer, enough in the fridge to make a salad, and sweet potatoes. 

The garlic, chilli oil that the prawns are cooked in takes a fragrance from the chilli and garlic, but does not become spicy. Using large sized chillies also makes sure that it is not hot from the chilli either. 

Ingredients

  • 20-25 large prawns, shelled, de-veined, but with tails still on
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 large red chillies, cut into small rounds
  • 5 large garlic cloves, peeled but left whole
  • large handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • pinch of sea salt
  • a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in the frying pan over a moderate heat. Add the garlic and fry until they start to brown
  2. Add the chilli and fry for a couple of minutes more.
  3. Scoop out the garlic and discard it. Add the prawns to the pan.
  4. Season with a pinch of sea salt and a few grinds of freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Fry the prawns until they have changed colour from grey to red, and have started to gain a golden colour.
  6. Add the coriander to the pan and stir quickly before removing the pan from the oven.
  7. Transfer to a bowl and serve.
  8. Makes a good meat dish alongside a meal salad and sweet potato chips

Music to go with it…
Listen on Spotify: Neil Young, Promise of the Real – A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop

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