Camarones al Ajillo

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Recipe: #31890

April 27, 2019

"A simple and delicious shrimp dish. Be sure to serve some crunchy bread to soak up the garlic-flavored oil."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (254.5 g)
  • Calories 173
  • Total Fat - 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 285.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1285.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 31.3 g
  • Calcium - 138.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

In a large skillet over low heat, heat the oil until it is fragrant, then cook the garlic, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 2

Raise the heat to medium, add the shrimp, and cook, stirring, until they turn pink, 5 minutes. (If you prefer extra oil, add it along with the shrimp.)

Step 3

Add the lime juice, salt, oregano, and parsley, and stir well. Correct seasonings and add Tabasco.

Step 4

Transfer to a heated serving platter and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Made this based on ForeverMama's recommendation in the "Best of 2019" tag game...and she was spot on with how delicious this dish is...I cut this way down to serve only me..I cut back on the oil so I really didn't get any extra sauce...but I did save on a few calories...

review by:
(11 Feb 2020)


Oh WOW! We Loved this one! Garlicky, briny, succulent and just plain Good. Crusty bread to sop up the garlicky goodness sent us right up to Heavensville. Thanks so much Layme for sharing! Made it for 2019 Susie's World Tour, Cuba - Team Sue Chefs.

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(28 Jul 2019)