Gambas Al Ajillo

"I had the most amazing meal at "El Farol" in Santa Fe. These were the highlight. Thank you Chef James Campbell Caruso! The shimp are sweet and hothothot (The Margaritas were good too)."
Gambas Al Ajillo created by cookiedog
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  • Begin by sweating the onion in the oil.
  • When onion is soft, add the shrimp and garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes (just until shrimp are cooked).
  • Remove the shrimp and add the rest of the ingredients (except parsley). Cook/reduce for about 2 minutes (until smooth and glistening).
  • Stir in shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Garnish with parsley and lime wedges.

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  1. Omar R.
    Na na na this tastes hella nasty never makin this again tastes horrible smh :( ;)
  2. pattikay in L.A.
    Really good! All of the strong flavors blend beautifully into a nice spicy dish. I will definitely make this again - next time I'll make a bigger batch. I may try it with chicken some time as well. I served it over rice. Thanks for sharing!
  3. chatvillena
    this is really a delicious dish which is easy to cook and serve. for variation, i tossed spaghettini noodles... and voila, it was a blast! Ü
  4. cookiedog
    Gambas Al Ajillo Created by cookiedog
  5. cookiedog
    The sauce was to die for! These were not too hot and I served them with rice. Once the shrimp are peeled and deveined it goes together really fast. Thank you TooAllergic!


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