How To Make Gambas Al Ajillo At Home

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Sahiba Sharma
Sahiba is a long time food lover. She has a soft spot for cuisines in her heart. Although she loves to cook with her mother, she is also a nutritionist. This means that she knows the science behind the food; what is good and bad in each ingredient. With her experience in cooking and nutritional education, she is a great resource to tell us about food and recipes.

If you are looking for a shrimp recipe, then this Spanish cuisine is just for you. The name of this cuisine is gambas al ajillo, which is a great option for someone who needs to make something tasty without spending a lot of time.

You all will be amazed to know that shrimps, when born, are male and as they grow and reach their adult phase, they turn into females. If you ever go to Spain, you’ll find that this dish very common there during the holidays. This recipe consists of shrimps and garlic cooked together with other ingredients.

To prepare gambas al ajillo, put butter and olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and shrimp in the pan and sautee it 3-4 minutes. Now for the taste, add paprika, lemon juice, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir everything properly and serve,

Don’t get too eager to make the recipe. It was just a quick brief of the properly explained recipe along with the ingredient requirement, the time it will consume, and the nutritional breakdown, starting up with the ingredients.

Ingredients For Gambas Al Ajillo

  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 5 cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 ½ lbs Peeled shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons Chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • Ground pepper (for taste)
  • Salt (for taste)

Before you wear your apron and start cooking, gather all the ingredients that are not present at your home from the nearby markets and then look at the cooking time for the recipe.

How Much Time It Will Take To Make Gambas Al Ajillo?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
4 minutes6 minutes10 minutes

You can observe that this garlic and shrimp will take just 10 minutes of your time, making it a nice pick whenever you feel like eating something. Now we will proceed with the steps to prepare the recipe.

Steps To Make Gambas Al Ajillo

Gambas Al Ajillo recipe
  1. Take a pan and add in the butter and olive oil. Heat them on a high flame.
  2. Now you need to toss in the garlic and shrimp and saute it for 3- 4 minutes until the shrimp’s color turns opaque.
  3. Next, add in paprika, lemon juice, pepper flakes and then add pepper and salt according to your taste.
  4. At last, serve it in a dish with sprinkles parsley over it.

You must have noticed anyone can cook it very easily and it has a great taste too. Everyone at your home is definitely going to love it.

Nutritional Breakdown of Gambas Al Ajillo

Below mentioned is the tabular representation of the nutrients present in this Spanish shrimp garlic.


How To Make Gambas Al Ajillo At Home | Video

Making the cooking job much smoother for you, a video demo of the recipe has been provided below.

Video by Omar Allibhoy – The Spanish Chef

You can now try this dish at home and share this recipe with your friends and family and stay tuned for more fabulous recipes and dishes.

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