Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
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smallerThe silly season is upon us!  Meaning, entertaining is on the cards, yes?  This little recipe is the perfect addition to a tapas spread alongside plenty bottles of chilled white wine. It is literally pan-fried chorizo & prawns. So simple, yet so delicious.  The chorizo oil adds so much flavour to the prawns.  To make it all pop, I generously drizzle this pan-fried goodness with homemade punchy chimichurri sauce. I love this kind of food – the rustic, messy, eat-with-your-hands kind of stuff.  Tuck in and enjoy with garlic and olive oil doused bruschetta. As a meal, this recipe serves 2, but feel free to double up when entertaining a crowd.

Prawns and ChorizoPan-fried Prawns & Chorizo with Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredients
Chimichurri Sauce:
30 g (2 cups) Flat leaf parsley leaves
10 g (1/2  a cup) oregano leaves
4 garlic cloves
5 ml (1 tsp) smoked chilli flakes
pinch of smoked paprika – optional
60 ml (1/4 cup) red wine vinegar
+- 180 ml olive oil

125 g Chorizo, thinly sliced
400 g cleaned and deveined frozen prawn tails, thawed out overnight or soaked in cold water
Olive oil for drizzling
Salt and pepper to taste

Method
Start off by making the chimichurri sauce. Place the parsley, oregano, garlic, chilli, paprika and vinegar in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped, I’m talking, almost liquidised –  and bright green. Spoon into a bowl and slowly add the oil in a steady stream whisking all the while until you’ve reached a thickish salad dressing consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside or chill in the fridge until ready to use. The longer it stands the more the flavour will develop. Okay, done.

Heat a wok or frying pan ( I used AMC Cookware‘s 30 cm Gourmet Paella Pan).
Add the chorizo and fry over moderately hot heat until almost crispy.
Add a little olive oil if there’s not enough chorizo oil in the pan. Add the prawns and fry over high heat, tossing them around with the chorizo, until they become bright pink and opaque.
Season to taste.
Serve immediately drizzled generously with chimichurri . Enjoy with crispy bruschetta* on the side.
* Bruschetta: Sliced ciabatta, toasted in the oven until golden and crispy, rubbed with raw garlic and drizzled with olive oil.

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