Gambas al Ajillo - Garlic Shrimp

One of my favorite Spanish dishes, Gambas al Ajillo (garlic prawns) is a very quick and easy to prepare shrimp recipe that's made on the stove top. This luscious and satisfying dish consists of shrimp that are sauteed quickly in olive oil that has been laced with lots of garlic and some red chiles. It is usually offered as an appetizer or served as a "tapas" in many restaurants, but we sometimes like to accompany it with rice or pasta along with a green salad and make a full meal of it. You'll also want to have plenty of crusty bread on hand to capture the delicious pan juices from these garlicky crustaceans. Buen provecho!

(4.6, 50) 88% would make again
Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 1 hour

Cuisine: Spanish   Main Ingredient: Shrimp


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Excellent tasting, easy recipe. Once finished, the sprinkling of parsley not only added flavor, but made the dish look like prepared by a master chef (I am not!). Would recommend this dish to anyone who wants to take there shrimp to the next level! Put it on a bed of wild rice that sealed the deal. Will make again for sure.

I made this last night it was fast, it was easy and it was delicious! I would definitely make this again.

OMG it was amazing! I doubled, added scallops, served over angel hair pasta that was already seasoned with garlic salt and olive oil. We LOVED it! Definitely making it again.

Quick, easy, and very yummy! Will make again!


Loved the dish and will gladly make it again! Loved the garlic with a little bit of heat.. Yumm!!

awesome recipe.. only thing i changed was i added powdered dry shrimp instead of bay leaves and that kicked up the taste several notches higher..


We loved this. The perfect amount of garlic!

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