How To Make Camarones al Ajillo At Home

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Today, I am going to share one of the simplest and quickest shrimp recipes with you guys. The recipe is known as Camarones al Ajillo. It is a delicious and no-fuss recipe.

Camarones al Ajillo

The recipe for Camarones al Ajillo involves cooking shrimps in oil and butter. It has a lot of flavors as it uses tomato sauce, spices, and herbs. It is also quite simple and gets ready in less than half an hour.

To make Camarones al Ajillo, heat oil and butter in a pan. Cook onions and bell pepper in it. Add garlic and cook it. Then, add the shrimp and cook it from both sides. Season it with salt and pepper. Lastly, add tomato sauce, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Cook it for some time and then serve.

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Camarones al Ajillo Recipe

Camarones al Ajillo Recipe

Camarones al Ajillo is also known as garlic shrimp. The shrimp is cooked with onions, bell peppers, garlic, herbs, spices, and butter. All the flavors merge well to make this dish absolutely delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4
Calories 257.2 kcal




  • 1 pound Fresh Large Shrimp
  • 1 large Onion (sliced)
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper (sliced)
  • 10 Garlic Cloves
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (crushed)
  • 1 pinch Salt and Black Pepper


  • Take a pan and heat the oil and butter in it over medium flame.
  • Add the bell pepper and onion to it. Saute it for about 5 minutes until the onion has softened.
  • Add garlic, and cook it for about 1 minute.
  • After that, add the shrimp and cook it for about 2 minutes from both sides. Season it with salt and pepper.
  • Add parsley, tomato sauce, and red pepper flakes to it. Cook it for about 5 minutes.



Calories: 257.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.6g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 203.1mg | Sodium: 445.3mg | Potassium: 393.6mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Keyword Camarones al Ajillo, Garlic Shrimp, Spanish, Spanish cuisine
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