If you love Spanish tapas as much as I do, you need to try this Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp recipe (gambas al ajillo). They’re easy to make, flavorful, and will be ready in 15 minutes or less. Perfect for busy weeknights or for entertaining.
Because it’s summer and because I think I’m kinda, sorta… Okay, really, really obsessed with seafood, it’s time for another shrimp recipe. If you take a look to my latest recipes, you’ll notice that I really love cooking shrimp. I think this is because they’re tasty, juicy, and oh, so good for you. Plus, they can be whipped up in the blink of an eye. Can you blame me?.
I’m no stranger to Spanish tapas. And we go way back. It’s a love affair that I don’t think will ever go away. So every time I have a chance, I like to make Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish omelet with potatoes), Ensaladilla Rusa (potato salad with tuna, carrots, peas, and mayonnaise), Papas Bravas (fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce), and of course, Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp, a.k.a Gambas al ajillo.
These Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp are juicy and tender with a super delicious sauce made with lots of garlic and white wine.
Making this Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp is overwhelmingly simple!! And they can be done in less than 15 minutes. Basically, you heat up olive oil until hot. Add some garlic or spicy red peppers for a fun touch, then add shrimp and cook them briefly. Then finish them off with a splash of white wine and a sprinkle of parsley.
A delicious dish that can be served as a main course over pasta, zoodles, polenta, or rice or even as an appetizer with some crusty bread (my favorite). Either way, they will for sure impress your guest. Pair these succulent shrimp with a glass of Sutter Home Pinot Grigio. It’s so, so good!
Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 10 cloves of garlic peeled and very finely chopped
- 3 – 5 red thai peppers deseeded (optional)
- 1 lb of shrimp peeled and deveined
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup of white wine
- 1/4 cup of parsley finely chopped
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red thai peppers and saute for 2 minutes. Stirring constantly to prevent burning.
- Add in shrimps and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on one side until they turn pink. Add the wine and parsley, and flip the shrimp over, and cook until pink and wine is reduced; about 2 more minutes.
- To serve scatter parsley over top and serve with a crusty bread, if desired.
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