Recipe For Shrimp Gambas in Garlic


While staying at my parents’ during the holidays, I really enjoyed having giant wild gambas (large shrimp). We would simply sauté them in a lot of garlic and finish the dish with a little curly parsley. The large platter of seafood was a real treat.

The gambas were so sweet and yummy. My mouth waters just thinking about them. We had such a great time and great food while in Paris. Can’t wait to go back and get more fresh gambas!

1. Info for Shrimp Gambas in Garlic

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  • Servings: 8
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2. Ingredients for Shrimp Gambas in Garlic

  • 1-½ pounds gambas shrimp, shell on and head on
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons curly parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

3. Directions:

  1. Rinse the gambas under cold running water and pat dry using a paper towel. Repeat the same procedure for each shrimp. Sprinkle with red chili powder. Toss well.
  2. In a large, heavy-bottom pan, heat the oil for about 1-2 minutes over high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Reserve about 2 teaspoons on a small plate.
  3. Add shallot and gambas into the pan, one piece at a time, making sure the pieces aren’t overlapping, so they become a nice golden color.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes until seared on one side. Add  a splash of dry sherry, then start stir-frying the gambas for another 2 minutes. Drizzle with lemon juice. Stir well. Sprinkle with white pepper. Turn off the heat, add a little mound of butter, the reserved garlic and 2 teaspoons of parsley. Toss well and transfer to a platter.
  5. Garnish with more parsley.
  6. Serve with a baguette.
  7. Bon appétit!

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