Shrimp and Garlic Tapas (Gambas Al Ajillo)

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Hopkins82

Serve tapas right in your own home and it's THAT easy!!! Shrimp with a touch of spanish flair, great for parties or for your family.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups olive oil
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
  • 20 medium-large shrimp, deveined and peeled with tails left on
  • 1 hot pepper, cut in half and sliced very thin
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 250.
  2. Place 4 serving dishes in oven to keep warm (use the white soufle like dishes).
  3. Heat olive oil in large deep skillet over medium high heat for about 2 minutes or until oil is HOT.
  4. Add garlic and pepper, cooking for 1 minute while stirring. Stiring prevents the garlic from getting burnt (creates a bitter taste).
  5. Add half the shrimp to the pan and cook 30-45 seconds until side is golden, turn shrimp and cook the other side as previously stated.
  6. Remove just shrimp and place 5 pieces in 2 of the 4 oven heated dishes. Close oven to keep warm.
  7. Add remaining shrimp to skillet, cooking shrimp 30-45 seconds on each side.
  8. Remove shrimp and place in other 2 empty dishes.
  9. Take 1 teaspoon of oil mixture and spoon over shrimp in pots, garnish with parsley.
  10. Serve to guest in warmed dishes.

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