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Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)

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This easy garlic shrimp recipe works equally well as a quick holiday recipe or a no-fuss summer dinner idea. It will instantly transport you to a tapas bar in Spain.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
2
Serves 2
1 lb
1 1/4 cups
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup
Garlic , thinly sliced
1 pinch
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 cup
Fresh Parsley , minced
to taste
Lemon Wedges

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1404
FAT
139.3 g
PROTEIN
46.9 g
CARBS
6.1 g

Author's Notes

I've tried to tailor the amount of shrimp/shrimp size to the size that the pan will hold in one batch. Just remember not to overcrowd the pan, it should be full, but all in one layer. You can add more garlic if you like. For me, the more the better. It gets so soft and melty and is great slathered on the bread.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Peel Shrimp (1 pound), leaving the tails on. Toss in a bowl with Kosher Salt (1 teaspoon) and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Step 2
Add the Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 1/4 cup) and Garlic (1/4 cup) to a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over moderately low heat. You are gently and slowly infusing the olive oil with the garlic flavor. Poaching it, really. Stir occasionally, until the garlic is fragrant and has just barely started to brown.
Step 3
Throw in the Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1 pinch) and give it a stir, then add the shrimp to the skillet, keeping the heat moderately low. Keep them all in one layer, don't pile them up.
Step 4
When they are barely pink on one side, flip them all over and let cook for about a minute. Then remove from heat and allow to finish cooking in the warm oil. The cooking time will vary depending upon the size of the shrimp you buy. Don't walk away! Just remember you don't want to overcook shrimp, but you also should not be eating shrimp that are still grey.
Step 5
Top with the Fresh Parsley (1/4 cup). Serve with Lemon Wedge (to taste) and crusty bread.

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1404
% Daily Value*
Fat
139.3 g
179%
Saturated Fat
20.0 g
100%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
365.1 mg
122%
Carbohydrates
6.1 g
2%
Fiber
0.6 g
2%
Sugars
0.2 g
--
Protein
46.9 g
94%
Sodium
1526.0 mg
66%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
184.6 mg
14%
Iron
1.8 mg
10%
Potassium
700.1 mg
15%
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