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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