Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shrimp in Garlic- Gambas al Ajillo

Shrimp in Garlic- Gambas al Ajillo, with Garlic mushrooms  and Paul's fire in hole beans

This is a traditional Spanish Tapas. Serve it on slices of french bread. I served it on tiny Indian fry bread.

1Tbl. olive oil
1-minced ripe hot pepper, or 1tsp. pepper flakes
1Tbl. garlic
2lbs. raw shrimp-peeled and de-veined
juice of 1small or 1/2 of a large lemon
1tsp. smoked paprika
1Tbl. cognac
1Tbl. chopped parsley
salt and pepper.

Heat the oil, in a skillet, over a high flame.
Add the garlic and hot pepper, stir fry 20seconds.
Add the shrimp, lemon juice, cognac, and paprika. Saute until the shrimp are cooked and pink.
Salt and pepper to taste. Traditionally, it's served, in the skillet.

If you want to serve it on Indian fry bread, roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Flatten and stretch, to about a 3-4-inch disks, dipping them in flour, if they are sticky. Fry, flipping, until golden.


  1. Oooh I like this on so many levels! Fantastic! How about linking it in to Food on Friday: Mushrooms and also Prawns & shrimp? Have a great week!

  2. You have a great weekend as well. :)

  3. Deb - thanks for linking this one in. Cheers