Believe it or not, this recipe came about because of a couple of stoneware serving dishes.
Take a look at these dishes and tell me if you don't think that they are the very, very good-looking...(said in a Zoolander voice)...
They have the unfortunate name of 'Microstoven' because they can be used in the microwave, on the stove and in the oven. But best of all, they are non-stick! I saw the square baking dish first of all, then got the smaller round dishes when they went on sale (the dishes are by Maxwell and Williams, available from Myer and David Jones, etc).
I wasn't sure what to do with the round dishes, but they are the perfect size for tapas for two. Here is a recipe for garlicky prawns and chorizo that does them justice.
Garlic Prawns with Chorizo
1 large chorizo sausage, sliced thinly
60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
400g large green (uncooked) prawns, peeled with tails intact
2 tblsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tblsp dry sherry
Lemon wedges, to serve
1. Heat a large non-stick frypan over high heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Transfer the chorizo to a plate lined with paper towel.
2. Reduce frypan heat to low. Add oil and garlic to the pan and cook for 1 minute. Add the prawns and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes or until the prawns curl and change colour.
3. Add the chorizo, parsley and sherry to the pan and stir to combine.
4. Divide the prawn and chorizo into serving dishes.
5. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
Sliced chorizo sausage, ready for cooking
Garlic prawns with chorizo. And yes, those are potato gems in the other dish.