Gambas al ajillo- Garlic shrimp

FullSizeRender-20 Another Spanish recipe that you gotta try and for sure you will like it 🙂 At least those who love seafood. Nowadays when no one has time for anything, people search for the fastest way how to prepare their food. Even though I have never belonged to this category I still have many recipes that are really easy and quick to prepare. I am sure that anyone can prepare this dish in less than 20 minutes and it’s super tasty. And you need just few ingredients for it such as shrimps, garlic, white wine, butter, parsley and lemon juice 🙂 But never forget : cook just with fresh ingredients, mainly if you go for the seafood, always better fresh one than the frozen one. My personal tip for this dish is to get rid of the shrimp’s heads if you cook them for a larger amount of people and then use the heads for some fish stock. Even though the juice of the head is considered as one of the best parts of the shrimp as some people use to claim, but not everyone like these little creatures staring at them with those tiny black eyes from their plate. You can even peel the shrimps before you cook them but I never do it as I am used to cook even 3 kilos of shrimps for one dinner and it would take me ages to peel them all 🙂 FullSizeRender-19




  • 500g shrimps, (peeled or not)
  • 1/2 dcl white wine
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1Tbs butter
  • 1Tbs fresh parsley, chopped


  • Heat the oil in larger pan and add the shrimps. SautĂ© over medium heat for about 4 mins and add the garlic, season with salt and pepper. When a garlic starts to turn golden, add white wine and sautĂ© until the wine starts to evaporate. Add the lemon juice and cook for about 2-3 mins more. Then remove the shrimps but leaving the wine and lemon juice mixture in a pan. Add butter and parsley into the sauce, and cook until the butter melts. When it’s done, transfer the shrimps back to pan and heat them with the sauce.
  • Serve with some bread 🙂


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