If you buy fresh prawns, cut the head and remove the shells and the intestines, if the prawns are frozen, thaw them properly according to the instructions on the package. Once they are defrosted, dry with kitchen towel. Remove the intestines as well.
Peel the garlic and slice thinly. Pour a generous glug of extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan. On medium heat, fry the sliced garlic until golden, then remove them and keep them in a pan.
In the same extra virgin olive oil we fried the garlic, fry the prawns. Season them with a pinch of salt. In a high heat, fry them lightly on both sides (they should not be raw but not well done as they will become dry). Once they are cooked, pour the prawns with the extra virgin olive oil used for frying, in the pan with the golden garlic. Add the bird´s eye chilies and cook them in a low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
The prawns with garlic must be served warm. This is a dish you can serve in plates to share rather than in individual ones. The traditional plate used in Spain to serve this tapa is clay bowls as they keep the warm for a long time.
To plate, chop a little bit of parsley and sprinkle over the prawns. Serve with some pieces of bread to dip in the extra virgin olive oil as it keeps all the aromatic flavour of the garlic and the chilies.