How to make prawns in garlic oil

Hey you there, did you know that prawns are not actually shrimps, but belong to a different species? That crazy fact aside, are you ready to learn how to make the perfect prawns in garlic oil? Keep reading for a step-by-step guide that will leave your mouth watering!

Fresh high quality prawns

For the best results when making prawns in garlic oil, it is essential to start with fresh and high-quality prawns. For example, choose the Fresh Argentinian Red Gambas from Fish Wholesaler De Zeebries for the perfect taste and texture.

Garlic and olive oil

  • Use high-quality garlic, such as Organic Garlic Bulbs from De Tasteful Potato, for an intense taste.
  • Choose extra virgin olive oil for a refined and aromatic touch to the dish. The Organic Greek Olive Oil from O'live is an excellent choice.

Fresh herbs and spices

Add flavor and depth to your Prawns in Garlic Oil by using fresh herbs and spices. Attempted Italian Herb Mix from Herb Master Martijn for an authentic taste experience.


To prepare this delicious dish it is useful to have the right kitchen tools at hand:

  • Garlic press: The Rösle Garlic Press provides finely pressed garlic without effort.
  • Baking pan: Choose a good nonstick frying pan, such as the Tefal Titanium Excellence Frying Pan, for even heating.
  • Cooker: A reliable hob such as the Siemens Induction hob makes cooking easier and more efficient.


Follow these simple steps to prepare perfect Prawns in Garlic Oil:

  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic using the garlic press.
  2. Heat the olive oil in the frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic and fry briefly until fragrant.
  4. Add the fresh prawns and fry until pink and done.
  5. Season with spice mix and serve immediately.

With the right ingredients and utensils, preparing prawns in garlic oil is a tasty and easy experience. Experiment and enjoy this delicious dish!

Required Materials and Ingredients

  • Fresh prawns (for example: Carabineros)
  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Bowl with cold water
  • Salty

Step 1: Cleaning the Gambas

  1. Grasp a prawn by the head portion and carefully remove the head by turning it sideways and pulling it off.
  2. Using a sharp kitchen knife, score the sharp shell along the back of the prawn and then remove the shells.
  3. Use kitchen scissors to remove the pointed spines from the sides of the prawn.

Step 2: Removal of the Intestinal tract

  1. Make a small slit in the back of the prawn and carefully pull out the intestinal tract.
  2. Rinse the prawn under cold water to remove any residue.

Step 3: Storing the Prepared Prawns

  1. Place the cleaned prawns in a bowl of cold water and add a pinch of salt to rinse them and keep them fresh.
  2. Pat the prawns dry with paper towels before preparing them.

It is essential to remove both the shells and the intestines from the prawns for optimal flavor and texture during cooking. By following these steps, you ensure that your dish retains the delicious and natural taste of the prawns without any unwanted side effects. Always keep the prawns refrigerated until use for best quality and freshness.

Preparation of the garlic oil

In this article I will explain you step by step how to make the perfect garlic oil for cooking your prawns. We will focus on pressing garlic and using the right olive oil to create a delicious flavor.

Step 1 – Crushing garlic

  • Garlic press: Use a high-quality garlic press such as the Rösle Garlic Press for optimal results.
  • Fresh garlic: Always choose fresh garlic cloves for an intense flavor. Peel the toes and squeeze them immediately into a bowl.
  • Texture: Make sure that the garlic is pressed finely enough to release the flavor in the oil.

Step 2 – Choosing the right olive oil

  • Extra virgin olive oil: Go for a quality extra virgin olive oil such as Casa de Hualdo Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the best taste.
  • Cold pressing: Choose an olive oil obtained through cold pressing to retain all the nutrients.
  • Oil to garlic ratio: Mix the pressed garlic with the olive oil in a ratio of 1 part garlic to 4 parts olive oil.

Step 3 – Mix and store

  • Stir: Stir the garlic and olive oil well together into a homogeneous mix.
  • Save: Store the garlic oil in an airtight glass bottle or jar in a cool, dark place to preserve its flavor.
  • Usage: Let the garlic oil steep for at least 24 hours before using so that the flavors can blend well.

With these steps and tips you can make your own delicious garlic oil in no time to take your dishes to the next level!

Cooking the prawns

Prawns are a popular delicacy that must be prepared properly to retain their juiciness and flavor. Below you will find a detailed description of the cooking time and method to prepare delicious prawns in garlic oil.

Cooking time and method

  • Step 1: Heat a pan with garlic oil over medium heat.
  • Step 2: Add the prawns and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fully cooked and pink.
  • Step 3: Be careful not to cook the prawns for too long, otherwise they will become tough.

The right time to add spices

  • During baking: Add finely chopped garlic, fresh parsley and a dash of lemon juice to the prawns while they are still cooking in the pan for extra flavour.
  • At the end: Sprinkle salt and black pepper over the prepared prawns as a finishing touch for the perfect taste balance.

Practical tips

  • Use high-quality garlic oil to ensure the best flavor, such as Brand A Extra Virgin Garlic Oil.
  • Choose good quality fresh prawns, for example Brand B Sustainable Tiger Shrimp for the best results.
  • For a refreshing twist you can add lime juice to the spice mix.

These were some steps to prepare delicious prawns in garlic oil. With the right cooking time, method and the right spices, you will enjoy a flavorful meal packed with fresh flavors and aromas. Have fun cooking!

A wonderful ending

Now that you've read this comprehensive guide, you're all set to make your own prawns in garlic oil! All you have to do is follow all the steps described in this article. So, put on your apron, grab the ingredients and get started. Before you know it, you will be enjoying a delicious dish with authentic flavors. Have fun cooking and enjoy your meal!

Frequently asked questions about Prawns in garlic oil

What ingredients do you need to make the garlic oil?

To make garlic oil you will need the following ingredients:

  • Garlic cloves
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Optionally salt and pepper to taste

You can finely chop or press the garlic cloves and then mix them with the olive oil. Let the mixture sit for a few hours to allow the flavors to develop. Add salt and pepper to taste and your homemade garlic oil is ready to use!

How do you prepare the prawns before frying them in the garlic oil?

Before frying the prawns in garlic oil, you must first clean them thoroughly. Remove the shell and intestinal tract from the back of the prawn. Then rinse them under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Now they are ready to fry in the hot garlic oil. Enjoy your meal!

How long do the prawns need to fry in the garlic oil before they are done?

The prawns should fry in the garlic oil for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side until they are done. Make sure they have a nice pink color and feel firm. You can also check if they are done by looking if they are an opaque color and their tail is curled. Enjoy your meal!

What type of prawns is best to use for this dish?

It is best to use raw tiger prawns for this dish. These shrimps have firm meat and release a lot of flavor during preparation. Their size and texture make them perfect for a variety of cooking techniques. With tiger prawns you will be able to prepare a delicious dish that will certainly appeal!

Are there variations possible on this recipe, for example by adding extra herbs?

Yes, you can certainly make variations on recipes by adding extra spices. Herbs such as basil, thyme, oregano, or parsley can add a delicious flavor to dishes. Try experimenting with different herbs and discover which combinations you like best! Don't forget to taste the flavors as you add the spices to find the right balance. Have fun cooking!

How can you enhance the flavor of garlic oil?

To enhance the flavor of garlic oil, you can add garlic cloves to the oil as you heat it. This way the garlic can better release its flavor into the oil. You can also choose to add herbs such as rosemary or thyme to intensify the flavor of the garlic oil. It is important not to overcook the garlic or herbs to prevent them from burning and developing a bitter taste. This way you can easily enhance the flavor of your garlic oil!



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