Shrimp al Ajillo

Recipes of Fish and Seafoods

Spain Cooking

Ingredients serves 6

  • 4 oz shrimp, peeled and washed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ dried red chili pepper, sliced in thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • Salt and plenty of black pepper


1 Heat the olive oil with the garlic and chili pepper. When they begin to splutter, add the shrimp with a few drops of white wine and season with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Cook all together for 1½ minutes.

2 Distribute the shrimp on shells or individual bowls brush with fresh oil. Add a little of the cooking oil mixture. Serve immediately.

Wine Pairing

Advice of Wine to combine

Suggest from Sommelier

The slightly sweet flavor of the shrimp is heightened by the sauce based on garlic and chili pepper, so we're looking for a dry, unwooded white wine that is not very aromatic. My option is a varietal Sémillon and the latest vintage, which might be on the side of a certain aromatic neutrality, but on the palate it's lush and has good volume to stand up to the sauce.

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