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Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp in Olive Oil)

5 from 1 vote
Course: Appetizer, Seafood, Shrimp
Cuisine: Filipino, Spanish
Keyword: gambas, gambas al ajillo, garlic shrimp, garlic shrimp in olive oil
Servings: 3
Author: Olive
It is quite easy to make, with only a few ingredients, make sure though that you have them and put them ALL
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  • Make sure that the shrimp is already very clean, put them in a bowl, season with sea salt, ground cayenne pepper, baking soda and extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Let shrimp marinate for a few minutes or up to half an hour.
  • When ready to cook, heat a pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil, be generous with it, depending on quantity of shrimp.
  • Once oil is hot, add red chilli peppers, cook for about a minutes then add minced garlic, once it begins to brown, add the shrimp and the black olives.
  • Saute just until shrimp it turns pink, then add sherry wine vinegar, if using, otherwise a little water would do, too.
  • Sprinkle parsley flakes or chopped fresh parsley.. and it's done!
  • Squeeze a wedge of lemon before serving. (optional)
  • Serve with toasted garlic bread or over pasta or rice. Enjoy!
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