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Gambas Pil Pil

We offer you a classic Portuguese recipe for gambas. The cooking method could vary a bit depending on area, but I personally prefer those I tried in Sagres. I added pinch of chilli for more delight.




50 ml olive oil

3-4 cloves of garlic

2 chilli peppers optional

1 tea spoon dried Chilli Hills Birdseye peppers

1 and 1/2 tea spoon Chilli Hills Smoked Paprika

100 ml dark rum

50 g salty butter

250 g raw gambas


Half of lemon fresh juice



  1. Heat a saucepan and add some olive oil. Fry the chopped garlic, chilli peppers, dried chilli peppers, smoked paprika and cook until garlic has a golden color.
  2. Add the rum and reduce it on lower temperature to the half of it. Add the butter and stir until melted.
  3. Add the gambas, stir everything, add lemon juice and put it in hot oven for 6-7 minutes.
  4. Get it out, add salt and parsley, serve with good homemade bread.

Author: Sandomax