Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Galicia with our mouthwatering Cigalas, also known as Dublin Bay prawns. Sourced from the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, these succulent crustaceans boast a sweet and delicate taste, making them a beloved delicacy in Galician cuisine. Whether grilled to perfection or gently boiled, our Cigalas promise a culinary experience that captivates the senses. Savor the freshness and richness of Galicia with every delectable bite of these prized seafood treasures.


  • Fresh Galician Cigalas (Dublin Bay prawns)
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Lemon wedges
  • Optional: garlic butter for serving



1- If using frozen Cigalas, thaw them thoroughly in the refrigerator overnight.

2- Rinse the Cigalas under cold water to clean them.

Grilled Cigalas:

1- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

2- Brush each Cigala with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

3- Place the Cigalas on the grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn opaque and slightly charred.

4- Remove the Cigalas from the grill and serve immediately with lemon wedges and optionally with garlic butter on the side.

Boiled Cigalas:

1- Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.

2- Add a generous amount of sea salt to the boiling water.

3- Carefully add the Cigalas to the pot and boil for about 3-4 minutes, or until they turn pink and opaque.

4- Remove the Cigalas from the pot using a slotted spoon and drain excess water.

5- Serve the boiled Cigalas hot with lemon wedges on the side.


1- Arrange the grilled or boiled Cigalas on a serving platter.

2- Serve immediately while they're still hot, accompanied by lemon wedges for squeezing over the prawns.

3- Optionally, provide garlic butter for dipping or drizzling over the Cigalas for extra flavor.

Enjoy the rich and delicate flavors of Galician Cigalas prepared either grilled or boiled, a true delight for seafood lovers!

Nutritional Values:

Galician Cigalas (Dublin Bay prawns):

  • Calories: Approximately 70 calories per 100 grams
  • Protein: Approximately 15 grams per 100 grams
  • Fat: Approximately 0.8 grams per 100 grams
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 0 grams per 100 grams

Other nutrients: Cigalas are a good source of protein and contain various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, selenium, and phosphorus.

Olive oil (used for grilling):

  • Calories: Approximately 120 calories per tablespoon (15 ml)
  • Fat: Approximately 14 grams per tablespoon (15 ml)

Other nutrients: Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and contains antioxidants such as vitamin E.

Sea salt (used for seasoning):

  • Nutritional values are negligible as sea salt is mainly sodium chloride with trace amounts of minerals.

Lemon wedges (used for serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 4 calories per wedge (approximately 1/8 of a lemon)
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 1.3 grams per wedge
  • Vitamin C: Lemon wedges are a good source of vitamin C.

Garlic butter (optional, for serving):

  • Nutritional values vary depending on the specific recipe and proportions of butter and garlic used. Typically, garlic butter contains calories, fat, and small amounts of carbohydrates and protein.

It's important to note that these nutritional values are approximate and can vary based on factors such as the size of the Cigalas and the specific brands or varieties of ingredients used. Additionally, the method of preparation (grilling vs. boiling) may impact the final nutritional content.


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