Colorful Recipes: Shrimp Pil-Pil

Ready for this week’s tapa? Hope you like seafood, because we are doing gambas pil pil, or shrimps in a hot garlic sauce. Here we go!

Gambas Pil Pil

You Will Need:

  • About 40 or so fresh, peeled shrimps
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic (to taste)
  • Parsely
  • Whole mini cayenne peppers
  • Hot paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


Mince the garlic and a little bit of cayenne pepper (to however hot you want it), and parsely to taste (usually we do half a tsp), and mash it with a mortar and pestle until it is well mixed.

In an earthenware pot, mix in the oil (enough to cover the bottom). Put it on the burner and, when the oil is hot, put the garlic mixture in.

Once all the ingredients are golden brown, put in the shrimps carefully and leave them in the pot for about three or four minutes.

Lastly, sprinkle a tsp of paprika (or less to your taste) on top of your dish. Serve hot and immediately.

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