Shrimp 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!
2 Lbs. Jumbo Shrimp – peeled and deveined
1/4 Cup Butter
2 Tbs. Garlic, finely minced
1/4 Cup Cilantro, finely chopped
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.