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Gambas al Ajillo

A traditional garlic shrimp dish that lets the quality of each ingredient shine.

Cooking/Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

Shrimp, Entree

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  • 4 Tbsp. Spanish extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 20 large Louisiana shrimp (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 guindilla chili pepper, dried (or your favorite dried chili pepper)
  • 1 tsp. brandy
  • 1 tsp. parsley, chopped
  • Salt to taste


1.) In a medium sauté pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-to-high flame. Sauté the garlic cloves until browned, about 2 minutes.

2.) Add the shrimp along with the chili pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. 

3.) Turn over the shrimp and sauté for another 2 minutes.

4.) Pour in the brandy and cook for another minute.

5.) Sprinkle with the parsley, add salt to taste and serve.