Spicy Garlic Shrimp with spicy, garlicky sauce is perfect for sopping up with crusty bread! This Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo, has all the big, bold flavors you'll love in an appetizer or dinner meal.
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Spicy Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with spicy, garlicky sauce is perfect for sopping up with crusty bread! This Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo, has all the big, bold flavors you'll love in an appetizer or dinner meal.
Course Appetizer, Main Entree
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 264kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined with tails intact
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil to warm. Add garlic and cook, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown. 
  • Increase heat to high heat. Add shrimp, dry sherry, lemon juices, paprika, and red pepper flakes. 
  • Cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp changes color. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 150mg | Vitamin A: 7.9% | Vitamin C: 11.8% | Calcium: 17.7% | Iron: 15.6%