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Spicy Spanish Garlic Shrimp Recipe - Gambas al pil pil

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -1/4 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -3 cloves of garlic
  • -1 guindilla spanish red pepper
  • -1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • -15 jumbo raw shrimp
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • fresh parsley


  1. Thinly slice 3 cloves of garlic, cut off the stem of 1 Spanish pepper (or any other type of pepper that you like), cut it in half and deseed it with a spoon, then cut it into thin slices
  2. Season 15 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined) with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  3. Heat a small non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add a 1/4 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, once the oil get´s hot add the sliced garlics and sliced peppers, mix with the oil, after about 1 minute add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix everything together, then add the shrimp in a single layer, after cooking the shrimp for 1 1/2 minutes flip them and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes
  4. Transfer everything in the pan to a shallow bowl and sprinkle with some freshly chopped parsley
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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