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Gambas Al Ajillo Or Spicy Sauteed Shrimp

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  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) (Whole Ones)
  Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Medium shrimp 3⁄4 Pound, peeled and deveined
  Fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Ground paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crushed piquin chili 1 Pinch
  Lamb stock/Beef stock 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), seasoned with ground cloves, cinnamon and dried thyme
  Ground cloves 1 Pinch
  Cinnamon 1 Pinch
  Dried thyme 1 Pinch
  Dry madeira 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Coarsely chopped italian parsley 2 Tablespoon (Fresh Ones)

In a large saute pan or a heavy-bottomed pan, heat the olive oil with the whole garlic cloves over the highest heat until smoking.
Add the shrimp and quickly turn them over and cook for a few seconds to seal in the flavor.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Pour out all of the oil and discard the garlic.
Return the shrimp to the pan over medium-high heat.
Pour the lime juice over the shrimp and add the butter, minced garlic, paprika, piquin, lamb stock, and Madeira.
Simmer until the shrimp has turned pink, a couple of minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Toss the shrimp with the parsley and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1176 Calories from Fat 754

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 85 g131.4%

Saturated Fat 24.2 g121.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 581.6 mg193.9%

Sodium 1084.2 mg45.2%

Total Carbohydrates 25 g8.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 75 g149.8%

Vitamin A 105.5% Vitamin C 124.6%

Calcium 33.3% Iron 72.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Gambas Al Ajillo Or Spicy Sauteed Shrimp Recipe