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    Gambas Al Ajillo ( Garlic Shrimp)

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    18 mins

    10 mins

    8 mins

    An American in Spain's Note:

    This is probably one of the most famous Spanish tapas, available throughout Spain. Although my recipe is original, it is authentic as I have constantly revised it duplicating the flavors and consistency I have had in the best tapas bars. Although this can be made in any oven proof dish, I recommend a "cazuela" (terra cotta dish). Although difficult to find, it can be purchased online through "".

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    1. 1
      Place the shrimp in the oven proof ceramic dish, approximately 8 inches in diameter and at least 1 inch high.
    2. 2
      Add garlic and pepper slices and cover with oil.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle paprika and salt on top of oil.
    4. 4
      If the dish can be used on the stove burner, heat on top of stove over medium high heat for about 5 minutes until the oil is bubbly and the shrimp are cooked.
    5. 5
      If dish can not be used directly on the burner, place under the broiler in the oven and broil until the oil is bubbly and the shrimp are cooked (about 5 minutes after the oil starts to bubble) Do not overcook as the shrimp will become tough.
    6. 6
      Serve with crispy french bread.
    7. 7
      Great for soaking up the heated garlic oil.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 22, 2010


    • on June 22, 2005

      This is a grand recipe. Most delicious. I eliminated the jalapeno peppers and used Hungarian Paprika (hot). It was hot enough for us. I also finished it off with some very dry Sherry.. DELISH!!!!!

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    • on May 23, 2005


      Great recipe! Simple and so good. I also cooked this on the stovetop. Yummy.

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    Nutritional Facts for Gambas Al Ajillo ( Garlic Shrimp)

    Serving Size: 1 (137 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 316.2
    Calories from Fat 230
    Total Fat 25.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 115.2 mg
    Sodium 310.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 16.4 g

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