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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 people
Calories 364 kcal


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 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 people)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 1242
% Daily Value*
Fat 138g212%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 818mg23%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.