Chili Garlic Shrimp (Gambas Al Ajillo) Recipe

Chili Garlic Shrimp (Gambas Al Ajillo) – the best shrimp appetizer recipe you’ll make. This Spanish chili garlic shrimp recipe is the bomb!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili Garlic Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1 1/2 lbs. shelled deveined, tail-on shrimp
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
  • Crusty French bread for serving, optional


  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet on high heat. Add oil, garlic and chili flakes, stirring occasionally, until the garlic is golden. Add shrimp and salt to taste. Stirring until shrimp are completely cooked through. Stir in the parsley and serve immediately with some sliced French bread (optional).
Nutrition Facts
Chili Garlic Shrimp (Gambas Al Ajillo) Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 238
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.4g 41%
Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 1.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 24g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.