Chorizo and prawns

Prawns with chorizo

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Without a doubt, I am one of those people who love seafood. Whenever I have the opportunity to eat it in restaurants or to make some at home, I take it. The most common seafood in my home is prawns. There is always a pack or two of frozen prawns in my freezer compartment. Of course, I also use fresh prawns, but for me, frozen ones are a bit more convenient. I don’t have to prepare them right away, I can have them whenever I fancy some, or when I want to make something quick to eat. One such quick dish that you can prepare with prawns are prawns fried with chorizo. Chorizo prawns are great for lunch, dinner or supper. They are made in an instant and taste great. I always serve prawns with chorizo with fresh baguette or bread, because I like to dip the bread in a slightly spicy olive oil sauce.

To prepare prawns with chorizo, apart from the two main ingredients, you will also need olive oil, spicy pepper and garlic. Fry the ingredients by adding them one by one, not all at once. Season the fried prawns with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley. I recommend the following recipe for prawns with chorizo, and I hope you will enjoy it.

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Chorizo and prawns
Fried prawns and chorizo

Ingredients for prawns with chorizo.

  • 100 g chorizo
  • 300 g frozen prawns
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped chili pepper
  • 2 big cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • parsley for serving

How to make prawns with chorizo.

Place the frozen prawns in a bowl, pour cold water over them and set them aside for a few minutes to thaw. Following that, drain the water and lightly squeeze the shrimp from excess water.

Cut the chorizo into thin slices, put the slices in a frying pan with oil and fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Then, add the mashed garlic along with the finely chopped chili pepper and fry for 1 minute. Next, add the prawns and continue frying for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. At the end of frying, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve the prawns with chorizo sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley.

Chorizo and prawns
Fried chorizo and prawns

Good to know when making prawns with chorizo.

In this dish I use frozen, uncooked and cleaned prawns. If you decide to use fresh prawns, you must clean them very well. The cleaning should start with removing the heads, legs, shells, and also the dark membrane that passes almost the entire length of the shrimp.

The chorizo sausage can be replaced with any slightly spicy sausage that has paprika in it.

Do you like prawns? If so, try our recipe for Tempura prawns.

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