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Home » Appetizer Recipes » Filipino Spicy Gambas Recipe (Spicy Prawns)


Makes: 6 serving
Preparation time: 20 mins + 30 mins marinating
Cooking time: 5 minutes


Gambas Recipe Ingredients:

  • [singlepic=105,240,180,,right]1 kg (2lb) medium prawns, peeled (heads, tails and shells discarded)
  • Juices of 3-4 calamansi
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Cloves of 1 hole head of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • Dash Tabasco (or other hot pepper sauce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley, to garnish (optional)
  • Sliced green chili, to garnish (optional)

Gambas Recipe Cooking Instructions:

  • Marinate peeled prawns in calamansi juice for about 30 mins.

  • Heat oil in a frying pan or wok and sauté garlic until almost brown.

  • Add prawns and stir fry until fully cooked, about 2 to 3 mins. Do not overcook.

  • Season with hot pepper sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer prawns to a serving dish together with the garlic. If desired, garnish with parsley and chili.

  • Serve as an appetizer, as a first course or as pulutan with drinks.

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  1. Crispulo Dominguez Jr

    October 6th, 2009 at 6:57 am


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