Garlic Shirmp (Gambas Al Ajillo)

Garlic Shirmp (Gambas Al Ajillo)

1 lb. peeled raw shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6-8 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp Spanish smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste
3 tablespoons dry sherry or brandy
chopped parsley for garnish optional


Add butter, olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes to a sauté pan and heat over medium heat.
Sauté for about 1 minute or until garlic becomes fragrant, being careful not to burn it.

Add the paprika, lemon juice, sherry, and shrimp and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until shrimp are pink and cooked through.

Season with salt and pepper. Pour shrimp and oil into a serving dish. Top with parsley if desired and serve with crusty bread for dipping.

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