One of my favorite shrimp recipes to make for any occasion! A tender and succulent shrimp dinner cooked in a garlic-infused oil sauce. So easy-to-make and delicious!
I’m always up for shrimp recipes of any kind! Aren’t you? I feel like there are never enough. Between my shrimp creole and my basil chimichurri shrimp skewers, I basically have shrimp for every meal. This is why today I’m bringing you guys a new shrimp recipe!
These delicious camarones al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce) are one of my FAVES because they are so easy-to-make. When I went to Barcelona a few years ago, I tried camarones al ajillo for the first time and I fell in love. I just had to recreate it for you guys! So, without further ado, here’s how I brought this recipe to life.
How To Make Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (Camarones Al Ajillo)
It’s so simple! First, you season shrimp with salt and pepper. I make sure to buy shrimp that are already peeled and deveined. That way all I have to do is wash them. I leave the tails on but you can remove them before cooking if you’d like. It’s completely up to you.
In a deep skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add garlic paste and cook 1 minute.
By the way, making garlic paste is SO easy. You can use this mortar and pestle to make the paste or you can make it with a knife. Just grab your 6 cloves and mash until you get a paste!
After a minute, add the dry white wine and cook for another minute. Reduce to low heat. Add shrimp and cook about 1 minute on each side.
Add parsley and remaining olive oil. Toss everything together and cook for 1 minute. That’s it!
This will definitely be one of those shrimp recipes you won’t get enough of. Can’t wait for you to add it to your weekly dinner rotations!
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Salt + pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 6 cloves raw garlic, mashed into a paste
- 1/4 cup dry white wine, (vino seco)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, plus more for garnish, if desired
- Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a deep skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add garlic paste and cook 1 minute. Add dry white wine and cook for another minute.
- Reduce to low heat. Add shrimp and cook about 1 minute on each side. Add parsley and remaining olive oil. Toss everything together and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately. Enjoy!