Spanish Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
If you like Spanish tapas, shrimp, and garlic, then Chef John's gambas al ajillo recipe has you covered, delivering smoky shrimp cloaked in a garlic-infused olive oil sauce in minutes.
Super easy and tasty. I made this exactly as written. I served it over pasta for my husband and over broccoli for myself. Next time, I think I’ll some cayenne or crushed red pepper. We like spicy food.
Made this for the first time and it was very good. I added all of the ingredients along with a little cayenne pepper to bring the heat up slightly and used mostly butter with a little avocado oil to make the pan hot for a quick cook so the shrimp don't over cook. I didn't have sherry so used marsala instead. I then added the shrimp and in about 2 min everything came together perfectly. It needed a little something more so added a little salt on the cooked shrimp and it made the flavors stand out more. Still need to find something to make it pop but will def make it again... Good recipe.
Easy to make and delicious. I added a little cayenne for that little something extra.
This was excellent. Take the time to thinly slice the garlic instead of dice it as it makes a difference (especially if you soak up the sauce with a nice crusty bread, which you definitely should!). Next time, I will make sure I have a better paprika - the regular stuff is fine, but a smoky hot paprika would have been better. I tried to make up the difference with a bit of chipotle tabasco, which was not out of place but could've been better. This is a very simple recipe which I'll definitely make again.
I used about 6 cloves of garlic. This recipe is easy and delicious. Thawing the shrimp was my only challenge. two of us ate it all for dinner. Chef John’s recipes rock!
Excellent meal and exceptional taste. With Covid I chose to use what I had on hand. I substituted shell pasta and white white for the fresh bread and sherry.