The Fishpool Inn August recipe: Prawn Pil Pil and Garlic Bread

This delicious Spanish inspired dish is without question one of our most popular starters - and our Head Chef has shared his secret recipe for you to try at home! .


2 x head on king prawns - de-shelled

3 x fresh water prawn/ shrimp

1 x clove of garlic thinly sliced

1 x 1/2 red chilli thinly sliced

1 x lemon wedge

3 x basil leaves - freshly torn

2 x cherry tomatoes halved

75ml extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper

15g softened butter

2 x garlic cloves

3 x tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Chopped parsley

Crusty bread


For the garlic bread;

1. Crush the garlic cloves until a rough purée
2. Combine with the softened butter and olive oil and add the chopped parsley
3. Spread evenly over your sliced crusty bread

For the Pil Pil prawns;

1. Start by gently heating the olive oil in either a pan or cast iron skillet on a medium heat
2. Once the oil is warm add the thinly sliced chilli and garlic

3. When the chilli and garlic start to colour, Add the king prawns and the freshwater prawns and cook for approx. 1 min 30 - 2min on either side.

4. Once the prawns are cooked and pink, add in the halved cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 30 seconds

5. To finish, add the juice of the lemon wedge, season to taste and add the freshly torn basil leaves.

Serve sizzling with the warm garlic bread.
Posted: Thursday 3rd August 2017
ID: 9682 - 1909

The Fishpool Inn is a cosy, characterful inn dating back to the 18th century and impressively has recently been awarded a much sought after accolade of 'Best New Pub' in the UK. Idyllically positioned on the edge of the enchanting Delamere forest and amidst the stunning Cheshire countryside, The Fishpool is without doubt one of the county's most popular gastro inns.

The cutting edge open fronted kitchen is a hive of creativity where the passionate, talented chefs work their magic as they cook freshly prepared meals using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. The seasonally changing menu is varied to suit all tastes and features traditional home comforts and modern British and European dishes. And not forgetting a little taste of Italy with the Fishpool's flavoursome flatbreads and authentic Italian style pizzas, cooked to perfection in the superior Jestic wood stone oven. A firm favourite at the Fishpool is the unrivalled home-made, hearty pies with their succulent tasty fillings wholly encased by delicious puff pastry.

At the Fishpool Inn you can experience a true taste of Cheshire where the old and the new fuse together seamlessly and traditional rustic charm perfectly marries contemporary class. Whether enjoying a tipple or two on the outdoor terrace with picturesque beer garden, perfect for al fresco dining during the warmer months, or a hearty meal by one of the cosy log fires come winter, all guests, including our canine friends, will experience a warm welcome and the highest of standards in unique yet ambient surroundings. The charming Fishpool Inn is sure to be a memorable choice for all visitors.