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Gambas Al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 lb. medium shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1/4 cup evoo
  • 6-8 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1 dried chili pepper guindilla?
  • 1 tbsp. parsley finely chopped


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat until hot.
  • When oil is hot, add the garlic, paprika, and chili and cook until the garlic just begins to turn light golden in color.
  • At this point, add the shrimp and continue cooking, stirring regularly, until the shrimp have all turned pink.
  • Remove pan from heat and top with parsley.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


In Spanish fashion, I've calculated the nutritional information for this recipe to serve six. • Try serving with a fresh baguette to soak up the extra oil!
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