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5 from 4 votes

Gambas al ajillo - Spanish garlic shrimp

These Spanish garlic shrimp are quick and easy to make and oh so delicious!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Tapas/Mezze
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 2 (or more/less depending how served)
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 60ml (4tbsp)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ chili fresh or dried
  • ½ lb shrimp 225g
  • ½ tbsp parsley chopped volume


  • Slice the garlic and dice the chili, if using fresh, or break into pieces of dried. 
  • Warm the oil in a small skillet/frying pan over a medium-low heat with the sliced garlic & chili until the garlic sizzles. Take care not to let it brown or burn.
  • Add the shrimp, turn up the heat to medium-high and cook until the shrimp are cooked through, turning as needed. 
  • Remove from the heat, sprinkle over the parsley and serve.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 126mg | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.7mg