Classic Shrimp al Ajillo

Classic Shrimp al Ajillo Recipe
Charles E. Walton IV
This garlic shrimp dish is a customer favorite at RioMar. Serve it with warm crusty bread to dip into the sauce.


Makes 2 to 3 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes


1/4 cup olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 dozen large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 pound)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian or flat-leaf parsley


1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute or just until lightly toasted. Add wine slowly, and cook 1 minute. Stir in paprika and next 3 ingredients, and add shrimp; reduce heat, and cook 2 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, and drizzle with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Serve immediately.

Adolfo Garcia,


March 2005
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