gambas al ajillo (shrimp scampi)

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a recipe by
Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz
Brentwood, NY

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

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serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For gambas al ajillo (shrimp scampi)

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

How To Make gambas al ajillo (shrimp scampi)

  • 1
    Heat 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.
  • 2
    Turn off the heat and cover the skillet for 3 minutes before serving.
  • 3
    Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.