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Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

A quick and easy tapa (appetizer) that is perfect to dunk a piece of bread into.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 329kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 2 oz's small shelled shrimp (or as many will fit in a single layer)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Serve with crusty bread for dipping


  • Add the olive oil, wine, and garlic into the cazuela (or skillet if you don’t own a cazuela) and heat over medium heat to simmer.
  • Add in the shrimp, stir until the shrimp is cooked through and turns pink.
  • Add a pinch of salt and garnish with the fresh parsley.
  • Serve sizzling hot with some crusty bread to soak up that delicious sauce


Please note that this is for one serving so adjust for how many people you are cooking for.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg