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Garlic prawns

Garlic prawns (“gambas al ajillo” in spanish) are a very popular tapa in Spain. They are very tasteful and easy to cook.

Ingredients:

  • Prawns
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Chili

Start peeling the prawns; after peeling make an incision with the knife in the back, remove this small thread which are the bowels of prawn. Dry the prawns with towel paper.

Cut 1 garlic clove for each 2 prawns and a bit of chili. Add oil to the pan, when it’s hot add garlic and chili, 30 seconds later add the prawns and cook them for 2 minutes.

Serve on a mud casserole and add some parsley

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Patatas bravas

This was the recipe used to cook my mother in our bar, and it liked lot of customers. As there are a lot of different ways to prepare “patatas bravas”, this is not “the recipe” but just one of the possible ways to cook them.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Oregano
  • White vinegar
  • Paprika

We will start cutting the potatoes but instead of using the knife to the end we will break it next to the end. On a pot put oil and let it to get heat, then throw in it the potatoes. Add salt, cover the pot and let them cook about 12 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, lets prepare the sauce. On a mortar put 2 garlic cloves and grind them with the pestle. Add oregano and continue grinding. Also add paprika, white vinegar, water to fill the mortar and mix it.

When you can puncture the potato with the knife they are ready, and you can extract them from the pot.

Now mix the potatoes with the sauce and enjoy!

I hope you like the recipe, see you next time.

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