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camarones al ajillo on a white plate with cilantro on top.
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5 from 2 votes

Camarones Al Ajillo

These camarones al ajillo are shrimp cooked in garlic-infused oil. A quick and delicious appetizer or dinner option perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cuban, Spaniard
Servings: 4
Calories: 376kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine optional
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 garlic cloves sliced or minced
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh cilantro


  • Peel and devein the shrimp and dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the oil, garlic, and red crushed pepper to a large skillet and cook over medium heat. Cook the garlic for 2 minutes or until it turns golden.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Stir in the white wine and lemon juice. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the wine reduces by half. Season with salt and pepper, serve with fresh cilantro or parsley, and enjoy!


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 892mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3mg