Gambas al Ajillo

Prep. Time  10 minutes
Cook Time  15 minutes
Total Time   25 minutes
Yield             4 servings


  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 -6  garlic cloves, minced (more if you are a garlic lover)
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1  teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 4  tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  • In a wide, shallow sauté pan over high heat, warm the olive oil and the butter; add the shrimp and garlic and sauté quickly for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the lemon juice, paprika, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust seasonings to your liking.
  • Transfer to a warmed serving dish, sprinkle with the parsley and serve at once.

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