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, 49) 88% would make again

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Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 45 minutes

Cuisine: Spanish   Main Ingredient: Shrimp


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Now, this is A-MA-ZING!! I wasn't sure about so much garlic, but oh! You just feel the savour of it. I skip the spicy ingredient, and replaced with Recado Powder for a nice look. At the end I add 2 TBS butter and let it melt on shrimps. Was amazing! Served with white rice and plantain. This is already in my favourite! Thank you so so much!!!
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Chrissy208 , 2 years ago
Wow, amazing! I will absolutely make this again - as often as I can.
Trishkie , 2 years ago
Easy and tasty dish. Will definitely make it again.
Jli1978 , 2 years ago
Awesome Recipe!! I've had this dish in restaurants and have loved soaking up the garlic laced olive oil with the crusty bread. This recipe rivals them all! Would definitely make it againl
lisacrooke , 2 years ago
Delicious shrimp with a very mild pepper flavor.
Rtaylor768 , 3 years ago
Overall this was excellent. Great with the crusty bread! I plan on making it again. It was a hit!
Twobassadores , 3 years ago
wicketone , 3 years ago
This recipe was excellent. Felt like it was missing some seasoning, but it was really good regardless. My husband loved it. Thank you!
crstn91 , 3 years ago
Excellent shrimp recipe.
stevemur , 3 years ago
Fantastic!! Our family and guests all loved this incredible dish. It was super easy to prepare, turned out almost as nice as the photo and tasted unbelievably good! Thanks for another great recipe sgrishka.
chefhoward76 , 3 years ago
This is so good!!!!! Heavenly! When you take it, it just hits you instantly. You can taste the different flavors all at once and it really is a nice blend. My husband and I literally licked the oil off our plate. I'm not kidding
Faridamaya , 3 years ago
Fabulous!! My guests loved this shrimp for a first course.
Porpo83 , 3 years ago
This recipe is super deliouse
angell100 , 3 years ago
I loved this shrimp! It's the closest I can get to my favorite dish at our local Chinese restaurant. I'm going to make this again and add green onion and white onion. I love garlic!
vanessas1 , 3 years ago
Excellent recipe, easy to make, absolutely delicious. Makes you feel like a gourmet chef.
nathanmena , 3 years ago
Linny77_ , 4 years ago
Very good. Girlfriend munched on this all day. Will definitely make again.
avbvab , 4 years ago
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