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Gambas Al Ajillo (Shimp in Garlic Sauce)

A delicious, easy seafood appetizer

Gambas Al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce) is an easy seafood appetizer that is a wonderful part of any Spanish Tapas menu.


  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Pound medium shrimp shelled and cleaned
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 Teaspoon dried red chili pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • minced parsley as a garnish
  • lemon wedges as a garnish
  • crusty white bread slices or rolls for serving


1. Heat the oil and butter in a saute pan over medium heat

2. Add the shrimp and garlic.

3. Cook the shrimp for about 1 1/2 minutes on each side, until they are cooked through, making sure that the garlic does not burn.

4. Add the white wine and continue to simmer for 1 minute

5. Transfer to a serving dish and season lightly with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley. 

6. Serve immediately with crusty white bread to soak up the sauce.