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Classic Shrimp al Ajillo

This garlic shrimp dish is a customer favorite at RioMar. Serve it with warm crusty bread to dip into the sauce.

MyRecipes MARCH 2005

  • Yield: Makes 2 to 3 servings
  • Cook time: 4 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 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.


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