"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gambas al Ajillo- Spanish Tapa - Garlic Prawns

This is one of our favourites.  Especially when it is made with fresh caught local Spot Prawns.  Rather than serve it as a "Tapa"  or an appetizer portion I serve it as a main course.  With lots of homemade French Baguette to sop up all the wonderful garlic sauce.

 Spanish Tapa - Garlic Shrimp

6 Tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons of chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons minced parsley

Italian or French Bread cut into cubes

Heat the oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large, shallow pan. When the garlic just begins to turn golden, add the shrimp and cook over high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the broth and lemon juice.

If serving in the living room, pour into a large earthenware bowl and sprinkle with salt and parsley. Serve immediately.

Goes great with a nice dry white wine, dry sherry, or Martini .  Note:  Use more chicken broth and lemon juice if you like more sauce to dip the bread into.


  1. Oh my yes! You have to have French bread at the ready to dip in that flavorful sauce! Super recipe!

  2. You beat me to it Ann! I had pulled out a recipe for garlic and herb prawns just this morning- they looked SO good at the fish monger's yesterday! Great post
    xoxo Pattie

  3. I am now drooling Ann...literally drooling!


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