Garlic Prawns


Naomi and Joshua

“A heart that loves is always young.” – Greek proverb

Joshua is the first-born grandchild of the Fradgley-Fraser family and as such, straddles between the adults and the children. On holiday, throughout the years, he could be seen wrangling in the pool with Matt and Paul, then entertaining James and Bill, playing Darth Vader. My fear has always been that eventually, he would have outgrown these holidays and no longer want to be bothered with us. To the contrary; a new hope. Last year he brought his girlfriend Naomi on holiday, so it looks as if our traditional family holiday will continue into the next generation of Fradgleys.

This is Joshua’s and Naomi’s favourite at home and on holiday. Ideal as a starter, but also works well as a main.

Garlic Prawns

Serves 4
24 large uncooked prawns, peeled with just the tails remaining * 6 garlic cloves, crushed * 1-2 small red chillies, very thinly chopped * 250ml (8 floz) olive oil * 55g (3oz) unsalted butter * 2 tbsp parsley

Pre-heat the oven to 220oC/425oF/Gas 7. Sprinkle the garlic and chilli into four cast iron or gratin dishes. Divide the oil and butter among the dishes. Put the dishes on a baking tray in the oven and heat for 5 minutes or until the butter has melted. Very carefully divide the prawns between the dishes without splashing yourself. Bake for 7 minutes or until the prawns are pink and tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately with crusty bread.

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