Restaurant Recipes

Zarzuela Gambas al Ajillo
(Shrimp in Garlic Sauce)

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce recipe

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 small red chile peppers
  • 3/4 pound (about 50 to 60) small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • A little lemon juice (optional)


  1. In an earthenware casserole, heat oil, and add garlic and chile peppers. When garlic begins to turn golden, add shrimp and salt. Cook shrimp for about 1 minute, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately, with a little lemon juice squeezed over, if desired.
  2. Serve with bread.


Source: Lucas Gasco, Zarzuela, San Francisco, California

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