Great Recipes to try by La Sala

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Head chef of La Sala in Marbella brings you recipes of his signature dishes as well as a Competition to enter

La Sala in Marbella is a firm favourite for locals and visitors with a mix of international cuisine on the menu, well-priced drinks, friendly staff and live entertainment daily.  Their head chef David Canas Espinosa will share some recipes from his signature dishes for you to all try at home.

What's more, there is a competition to enter during the lockdown period (entries before 30th April 2020). If you wish to enter, follow the recipe method below carefully, take a picture and post it to your chosen social media platform and just tag @lasalabanus.  If you win you will receive a FREE set menu lunch and free-flowing cava for 2 persons.  A pre-booking will be required Monday-Friday once the restaurant is open again.

Recipe 1 - La Sala’s Classic Pil Pil Prawns

  • 12 tiger prawns
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh chillies
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
(Serves 1 person)


1. Firstly, peel and deep clean the prawns using a toothpick, then thinly slice the garlic cloves and fresh chillies.
2. Using either a clay pot or frying pan, add the olive oil, heat and cook the chilli and garlic and brown until golden. Add the prawns and cook a little before stirring in the smoked paprika. Make sure that the paprika does not burn as this creates a bad taste.
3. Pour in the white wine and then set fire to the pan to burn off the alcohol. Finally, add the chopped parsley to garnish.
4. The secret to great Pil Pil is making sure it reaches the table piping hot and bubbling. Now dip in some fresh bread and enjoy!