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Spanish | Shrimp in Garlic Tapa (Gambas al Ajillo)

Revised on September 21, 2015

A tasty, quick tapa.

shrimp in garlic


3/4 pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined

kosher sea salt, to taste

5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, Spanish preferred

3 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic

2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley

2 tablespoons Amontillado Sherry (medium-dry)



Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and let sit for 10 minutes. In a skillet, heat the oil. Add the garlic and shrimp, cook until shrimp are almost done, then add the sherry. Cook down a bit. Add the parsley. Serve immediately.


(Ref. Sur La Table's "Gambas al Ajillo" recipe, "Tapas" class.)