Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp Scampi)

Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz

By
@threeovens

We love Spanish food from Spain. It is close to Italian since they are both Mediterranean countries, but different. In Italy Scampi is made with butter, in Spain, oil. This recipe is based on one on recetas.net.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
olive oil
4 clove
garlic, minced
4
cayenne peppers, stemmed and seeded
1 lb
shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 pinch
salt
lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Heat the oil, over medium high heat, in a large skillet and add the minced garlic and chillies. Saute until the garlic begins to turn golden then stir in the shrimp. Cook, while stirring, until the shrimp are cooked through and opaque, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
2Turn off the heat and cover the skillet for 3 minutes before serving.
3Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #shrimp, #scampi, #Spanish