Sizzling Garlic Shrimp

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"Also known as Gambas al Ajillo, these shrimp are well known in Andalusia, Spain. If individual cazuelas are available, they should be used. Otherwise the shrimp may be prepared in a single large cast iron skillet or sauté pan."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (177.7 g)
  • Calories 525.6
  • Total Fat - 46.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 152.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1640.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 22.3 g
  • Calcium - 70 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place the 4 small or 1 large cazuelas on the stove and add about 3 tablespoons olive oil to each (if using small - use all oil if using large pan)

Step 2

When oil is hot, divide garlic and red pepper flakes among cazuelas and stir while cooking for 30 seconds.

Step 3

Divide shrimp evenly into each cazuela.

Step 4

Cook over high heat for 1 minute, season with salt and stir constantly while shrimp sizzle and turn pink.

Step 5

Cook for 1 more minute, or until nearly opaque.

Step 6

Remove from heat - the slightly undercooked shrimp will continue to cook in the sizzling dish for another minute.

Step 7

Sprinkle shrimp with parsley and serve sizzling.

Tips & Variations

  • Cazuelas (optional)


Quick to the table and was enjoyed with Jasmine rice with garlic and mushrooms, and sauteed broccolini. Delicious and easy!

review by:
(2 Aug 2021)


Delicious, I scaled back for 1 serve and served the prawns over soba noodles and as the noodles only took 10 minutes to cook I cooked the prawns and the side while the noodles cooked so in 12 minutes I was sitting at the table and enjoying a scrumptious meal, thank you Linky, made for Only The Lonely tag game at FF&F.

review by:
(28 Jul 2021)