Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)

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  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp duck fat or coconut oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt, pepper & red pepper flakes to taste
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Chopped cilantro to garnish


Step 1

Lay the shrimp out on some paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.

Step 2

Over a low-medium heat warm the duck fat or coconut oil and minced garlic for a minute, until it just begins to brown at the edges.

Step 3

Add the lemon juice, paprika and any additional seasonings: be careful as the oil will spit when you add the lemon juice. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for a minute or two (depending on the size of the shrimp) on each side, until fully cooked.

Step 4

Remove the pan from the heat. Drizzle with additional olive oil to taste and garnish with the chopped cilantro.

Step 5

Serve as an appetizer, add to salads or pour over mashed root vegetables – make sure to use the flavored oil!

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Comments (3)

  1. posted by rigel balsamico on March 28, 2013

    fat kid’s revenge

  2. posted by pghsan on May 24, 2013

    So easy to make and very delicious!

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