Gambas al Ajillo – Mexican Shrimp Scampi

Gambas al Ajillo – Mexican Shrimp Scampi

20140307-spanish-garlic-shrimp-gambas-al-ajillo-recipe-09Shrimp is one of my favorite shellfish, second only to lobsters.  I love shrimp cooked in almost every way, and I think almost every type of cuisine has a recipe for making shrimp.  The easiest shrimp dish to prepare in my opinion is Scampi.

Shrimp Scampi is very basic, it’s just butter, garlic, shrimp, and lemon.  Today we’ll add a south of the border twist and make Gambas al Ajillo or Mexican Shrimp Scampi.

I like to serve this dish with Spanish rice and refried beans.  I also serve it with flour tortillas.  They make super yummy shrimp tacos!

Ingredients:

2 Lbs. Jumbo Shrimp – peeled and deveined

1/4 Cup Butter

2 Tbs.  Garlic, finely minced

1/4 Cup Cilantro, finely chopped

1 Lime

Directions:

Melt butter in a pan.

Add garlic, cook for about 3 minutes.

Add shrimp, cook until shrimp turns pink.

Add cilantro, stir until it’s well distributed.

Remove from heat.

Squeeze lime juice over shrimp and stir in.

Serve immediately.

 

 

 

Gambas al Ajillo – Mexican Shrimp Scampi
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  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. Add garlic, cook for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, cook until shrimp turns pink.
  4. Add cilantro, stir until it's well distributed.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Squeeze lime juice over shrimp and stir in.
  7. Serve immediately.
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Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

homemade salsaSalsa is probably my most favorite condiment.  There’s so much you can do with it.  You can use it as a dip with fresh tortilla chips, a sauce for just about any kind of meat or veggie, a topping for tacos, burritos, and more!  You can even use it in homemade breakfast burrito.  But I’m not too crazy about the bottled salsa found in grocery stores, that’s why I make my own homemade salsa.

It’s pretty simple to make, you can make it as hot or mild as you like.  I like mine super hot! Homemade Salsa is made with fresh ingredients, but since it has no preservatives it doesn’t keep long, just a day or two at most.  But that’s not a problem at our house.  We love my homemade salsa so much that there’s almost never any leftovers! I love it just rolled in a fresh tortilla!

Ingredients:

3 Large Ripe Tomatoes

1 Large Onion

1 Bulb Garlic

3 Large Jalapeno Pepper (you can adjust this to taste)

1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro

1 Lime

Salt & Pepper to taste

Olive Oil (use only if you will broil instead of grill veggies)

Directions:

Wash Tomatoes, Peppers, Cilantro, and Lime well

Leave onion and garlic peel on

Grill everything except the Cilantro and Lime until it’s well cooked*

*If you don’t want to grill you can drizzle the veggies with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil then broil in the oven about 30 minutes

Dice Tomatoes and Peppers (for spicier salsa leave seeds in, for mild salsa remove seeds)

Peel onion and dice

Slip garlic cloves out of peel and grind or mash

Chop Cilantro

Add all ingredients together and combine well

Squeeze juice of lime, add salt and pepper.  Stir well.

Serve with chips or use for toppings.

 

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  1. Wash Tomatoes, Peppers, Cilantro, and Lime well Leave onion and garlic peel on Grill everything except the Cilantro and Lime until it's well cooked* *If you don't want to grill you can drizzle the veggies with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil then broil in the oven about 30 minutes Dice Tomatoes and Peppers (for spicier salsa leave seeds in, for mild salsa remove seeds) Peel onion and dice Slip garlic cloves out of peel and grind or mash Chop Cilantro Add all ingredients together and combine well Squeeze juice of lime, add salt and pepper. Stir well. Serve with chips or use for toppings.
  2. Leave onion and garlic peel on
  3. Grill everything except the Cilantro and Lime until it's well cooked* *If you don't want to grill you can drizzle the veggies with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil then broil in the oven about 30 minutes
  4. Dice Tomatoes and Peppers (for spicier salsa leave seeds in, for mild salsa remove seeds)
  5. Peel onion and dice
  6. Slip garlic cloves out of peel and grind or mash
  7. Chop Cilantro
  8. Add all ingredients together and combine well Squeeze juice of lime, add salt and pepper. Stir well. Serve with chips or use for toppings.
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