Fish & Seafood

Shrimp with Garlic Sauce (Gambas Al Ajillo)

This is a fantastic Spanish dish my friend Rick and his wife were gracious enough to give to me to try

Here is my take on Gambas Al Ajillo or Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

This is great as a starter or a main course

You will need 4-6 garlic cloves, 1 cup of fresh parsley, 1 cup of dry white wine (Like a Chardonnay, 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

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Here I have about 2 pounds of cleaned shrimp

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Place them in a large mixing bowl

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Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil on them

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Add in 1 cup of dry white wine

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1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

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Next I add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne

This is going to have some kick, so you can add less or add hot paprika instead, which will have a more subtle heat

You can also omit this all together

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Add 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

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Chop your cup of parsley and add about half to the shrimp mixture

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Give everyone a stir to combine

Let the mixture meld for about 10 minutes

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Next I add about 6 cloves of garlic into a food processor

This is a garlic sauce so don’t be afraid to use a lot, as Rick would say, “There is never enough garlic.”

Chop your garlic very fine and add to a pan, on medium low heat,  with about 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Cook your garlic until tender being very careful not to burn it, as that will leave a bitter taste

I like to tilt the pan and gather the garlic in a pool of the oil

This way we fry it without exposing it to to much heat

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Pool it up and cook until tender

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Add the shrimp into the pan and cook 2-4 minutes on the first side

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Flip and cook 2-3 minutes more

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Add 2 tablespoons of butter to make the sauce a little richer

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Cook another 2-3 minutes,  flipping the shrimp and sauce to melt the butter and combine

Remove from the heat

Sprinkle your shrimp with the remaining parsley

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We served this family style, so dive in and don’t forgot to sop up that delicious sauce with some crusty bread!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Shrimp with Garlic Sauce (Gambas Al Ajillo)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

2 pounds of cleaned shrimp

1 cup of dry white wine

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)

1 cup of fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

6 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (plus a drizzle for the shrimp)

2 tablespoons of butter

Directions

In a bowl, drizzle shrimp with olive oil, then add in 1 cup of white wine, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, 1/2 cup of chopped parsley and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

Mix to combine

Heat 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and add in 6 garlic cloves finely chopped.  Cook until just softened, about 4-6 minutes

Add in your shrimp mixture and cook, stirring and turning shrimp until they turn pink and start to curl, about 4-5 minutes

Add in 2 tablespoons of butter and sprinkle remaining chopped parsley on top

Serve immediately

Tools used to make this recipe

Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup

Pyrex Smart Essentials 4-Quart Glass Mixing Bowl

Calphalon Cookware 10-inch Fry Pan,

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