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, 48) 88% would make again
Yield: 6 Servings

Cuisine: Spanish   Main Ingredient: Shrimp


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Wow, amazing! I will absolutely make this again - as often as I can.
trishkie , 3y ago

Easy and tasty dish. Will definitely make it again.
jli1978 , 4y 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 , 4y ago

Delicious shrimp with a very mild pepper flavor.
rtaylor768 , 4y ago

Overall this was excellent. Great with the crusty bread! I plan on making it again. It was a hit!
twobassadores , 4y ago

wicketone , 4y 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 , 4y ago

Excellent shrimp recipe.
stevemur , 4y 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 , 4y 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 , 4y ago

Fabulous!! My guests loved this shrimp for a first course.
porpo83 , 4y ago

This recipe is super deliouse
angell100 , 4y 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 , 5y ago

Excellent recipe, easy to make, absolutely delicious. Makes you feel like a gourmet chef.
nathanmena , 5y ago

linny77_ , 5y ago

Very good. Girlfriend munched on this all day. Will definitely make again.
avbvab , 5y ago

Great recipe! I serve it with a big green salad & warm crusty rolls.
nanettebowman , 5y ago

Wow excellent, u wouldn't get better in a restaurant.
waynemiller , 5y ago

This is soooo yummy, Everybody loved it! I can't wait to make it again!
angell100 , 5y ago

Like to be in Spain.
alyangel , 5y ago

My boyfriend an I are huge garlic fans an we absolutly love this recipie we made it as a appitizer for the super bowl it was gone in 10 min!
abreuski , 6y ago

The flavor was awesome. Added some lemon rind.
denkar , 6y ago

Fabulous dish!!! Can't wait to make this again!!! I served this with a Spanish Rice and large salad! Yum!
njchick , 7y ago

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