Gambas al Ajillo

Chef José Andrés

Traditional Garlic Shrimp
Cook/Prep Time: 10 MinutesServings: 4


4 tablespoons Spanish extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
20 large shrimp (about 1 pound)
1 guindilla chili pepper, dried (or your favorite dried chili pepper)
1 teaspoon brandy
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
Salt to taste


In a medium sauté pan, heat the olive oil over a medium-to-high flame. Sauté the garlic cloves until browned, about 2 minutes.
Add the shrimp along with the chili pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Turn over the shrimp and sauté for another 2 minutes.
Pour in the brandy and cook for another minute.
Sprinkle with the parsley, add salt to taste and serve.

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