Chilli & Garlic Prawns

Simple and easy to make, these Chilli & Garlic Prawns are perfect for a seafood starter, and pack a punch too!

Categories: Fish, Starters

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: About 8 Minutes



  • 150 ml Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 12-16 shell-on king prawns, cleaned
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pour the Olio della Villa Extra Virgin Olive Oil into a large, deep frying pan and set over a low-medium heat.
  2. When shimmering, add the chilli and garlic. Fry gently for 3-4 minutes until the garlic is sizzling and fragrant but not too brown.
  3. Turn up the heat slightly, then add the king prawns. Fry for about 3 minutes, turning once, until pink and cooked.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and pour over the garlicky chilli oil. Season and serve with crusty bread and a squeeze of lemon.

Cook with:

Olio della Villa limited edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This golden green Extra Virgin Olive Oil has an intensely fruity flavour. The aroma is of ripe olives with hints of almond and artichoke. The olives used to make this limited edition Olive Oil were grown and pressed at Filippo Berio’s own olive grove and farmhouse in Tuscany. Named after the company founder as well as being a working olive grove, Villa Filippo Berio also provides the ideal natural environment for studying olive growing methods and techniques.  

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