Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp is cooked in olive oil with lots of garlic, dry chilies or Spanish smoked paprika and brandy or sherry wine. It's absolutely outstanding.

Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp - Gambas al Ajillo

Course: Appetiser
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 228kcal
Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp is cooked in olive oil with tons of garlic, dried chilies or Spanish smoked paprika, and brandy or sherry wine. It's absolutely outstanding!
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Ingredients

  • 12 shrimp large, peeled and cleaned
  • 7 cloves garlic sliced and chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika Spanish, hot
  • 2 tbsp sherry cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp parsley Italian, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  • In a cast iron skillet (or other heavy frying pan) heat up the olive oil;
  • Slice 3 cloves of garlic and add to oil. Cook for about 2 minutes until garlic is golden brown and crispy but not burned. Remove garlic with slotted spoon.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper on both sides;
  • Chop remaining garlic cloves and add them to the oil that garlic chips were cooked in;
  • Add smoked paprika to the pan and stir everything together;
  • Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side;
  • Add sherry cooking wine and cook for one minute;
  • Add parsley, garlic chips and serve immediately with crusty bread or baguette. 

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp - Gambas al Ajillo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Vitamin C 9.8mg12%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 91mg | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.2mg