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Camarones al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce)

Erica Dinho
5 from 9 votes
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined


  • In a large heavy skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper and cook about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is tender but not browned.
  • Increase heat to medium and add shrimp and sautué, turning the shrimp once with tongs, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 2 minutes each side.
  • Add the parsley and cook for another 2 minutes. Using tongs, remove the shrimp from the pan, pour the sauce over the shrimp, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately.
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