Prawns and chorizo


Tapas recipe – Prawns With Chorizo and Sherry


Foodies and lovers of the last #MyHolidayDish series will be delighted to hear that James Villa Holidays has got back in the kitchen with chef and author Jo Pratt. This time we’re transporting your taste buds to Spain to create simple yet delicious Tapas recipes that the whole family can come together and enjoy.

Tapas isn’t just about tucking in to a selection of dishes, it’s a social dining experience. Jo tells us “Tapas is designed to encourage conversation, as people are not so focused upon eating a single plate of food set before them. It’s all about sharing and enjoying each other’s company, so take your time and relax.

Prawns with Chorizo and Sherry

With that in mind, the first in this series of three exclusive Jo Pratt recipes is quick to cook, rich and robust in flavour and sure to get the family flocking to the table together. Using juicy fresh prawns, sizzling fried chorizo and roast peppers, a splash of sherry gives this dish its Andalucian twist.

It’s an authentic flavour-fiesta to create in your villa kitchen or from home, and the best part is you don’t need to be a chef-extraordinaire to do it, as Jo Pratt herself will show you.

Serves 8 as tapas


250g cooking chorizo sausage

4 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed

200-250g raw peeled tiger prawns

150ml dry sherry

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

2 roasted red peppers (from a jar), sliced into strips

2 tsp sherry vinegar

Pinch dried chilli flakes

Small bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crusty bread to serve


Cut the chorizo into 1 cm thick slices.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the olive oil and then add the chorizo. Cook for about 5 minutes, until cooked through and the sausage has released lots of rich red oils.

Add the garlic and the prawns and cook for a further minute or so until the prawns turn pink.

Add the sherry, chopped tomatoes, red pepper, sherry vinegar, chilli and season with salt and pepper.

Increase the heat and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in the parsley and serve with some crusty bread.

Take a photo of your masterpiece, and be sure to share it with us on social media using #MyHolidayDish on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 Jo Pratt prawn tapas recipe

#MyHolidayDish Jo Pratt recipes – delicious prawns with chorzio and sherry.

There’s nothing quite like sampling tapas in a Spanish plaza or overlooking the Mediterranean. If this has whet your appetite, let us take you there.


Sally is a Digital Acquisition Manager at James Villa Holidays.

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