Gambas al ajillo

Gambas al ajillo Recipe

Gambas al ajillo translates as “garlic shrimp” is a Spanish dish. The recipe is very simple, and the taste is perfect. Fry chili pepper, garlic and then add the peeled shrimp. Done! You can serve it as an independent dish or as a tapa, putting shrimp on lightly browned bread.

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Recipe type: Tapas

Recipe type: Spanish

Yield: 2

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Shrimp — 400 grams
Garlic — 4 cloves
Chili pepper — 2 pods
Olive oil — 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste


1. Peel the shrimp from the head, shell and remove the esophagus.
2. Coarsely chop the garlic or flatten it with the flat side of a wide knife.
3. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
4. Add chilli pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes.
5. Add garlic and fry for 3 minutes.
6. Add shrimp and salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
Serving: Serve immediately on the table sprinkled with lemon juice and coriander and mint leaves.
Bon Appetit!

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