Gambas a la Plancha

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"Spaniards love to eat grilled shrimp at the counter of a good tapas bar while sipping a glass of chilled fino sherry or cold beer. Sucking the juices from the flavor-packed heads of the cooked shrimp is considered the best part."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (136.2 g)
  • Calories 221.7
  • Total Fat - 18.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 95.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1203.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 10.4 g
  • Calcium - 43.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt until well blended.

Step 2

Dip the shrimp briefly into the mixture to coat lightly.

Step 3

Heat a dry skillet over high heat. When the pan is very hot, working in batches, add the shrimp in a single layer without crowding. Sear for 1 minute.

Step 4

Decrease the heat to medium and continue cooking for 1 minute longer.

Step 5

Turn the shrimp, increase the heat to high, and sear for 2 more minutes, or until golden.

Step 6

Keep the shrimp warm on an ovenproof platter in a low oven.

Step 7

Cook the rest of the shrimp in the same way.

Step 8

When all the shrimps are cooked, arrange on a platter and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.