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Sautéed Prawns Spring Menu

Sautéed Gambas (Sautéed Prawns)

Quick, easy and tasty. Your guests will beg for second helpings.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people


  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 5 Garlic Cloves finely minced
  • 5 lbs (2 1/4 kg) medium shrimp peeled (leave the tails on) and deveined
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Dry Sherry
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Flat-leaf Parsley chopped


  • In a sauté pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil.
  • Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and paprika and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Turn the heat to high, add the shrimp, lemon juice and sherry, stir well, and sauté until the shrimp turn orange and are opaque throughout about 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.


Option:  Skewer the prawns or shrimp (tails on) before grilling. I always serve with rice and seasonal vegetables (today I used avocados and shredded cabbage).
Keyword Prawns
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