Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
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This garlic shrimp is a simple tapa dish that is garlicky and spicy.
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon spanish smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
  1. Add butter, olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes to a saute pan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Saute for about 1 minute or until garlic becomes fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
  3. Add the paprika, lemon juice and shrimp and saute for 2-3 minutes, until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, and pour shrimp and oil into serving dish. Top with parsley if desired and serve with crusty bread for dipping.
Recipe by Fox and Briar at