Gambas al Ajillo--Sizzling Garlic Shrimp
Recipe type: Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo, Whole30, Appetizer, Shrimp
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 4-6 servings
It could not be easier or quicker to make gambas al ajillo at home! These sizzling garlic shrimp make an ideal paleo appetizer. With such a short and simple ingredients list and such delicious results, there's no reason not to try it!
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed, defrosted if frozen
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika (bittersweet smoked paprika is especially good, if you have it)
  • Pinch or two of red pepper flakes, optional
  1. Preheat the broiler, if using.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and saute, stirring frequently, for about five minutes, until the garlic is softened but not browned.
  3. Add the shrimp, raise the heat to medium high, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper. Cook for three minutes on each side or until the shrimp are completely opaque. Serve hot. If you decide to broil the shrimp in individual ramekins, cook on one side in the skillet, flip over into the ramekins, top with some of the oil and garlic, and broil until opaque throughout, about 3 minutes.
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