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Gambas Pil Pil in a chili garlic oil with lemon

Gambas Pil Pil (Chili Garlic Shrimp)

Gambas pil pil is a Spanish dish of shrimp cooked in a spicy chili garlic oil. It is an easy weeknight dinner or appetizer for a party.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Portuguese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 131kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 pound Large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon Finely chopped fresh parsley


  • Lightly pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. Season raw shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Pour olive oil into a medium-sized skillet and then heat over medium high heat.
  • Once hot add the garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Carefully add the shrimp to the oil letting it cook for approximately 1 minute on each side or until cooked through.
  • Serve immediately in ramekins as a small plate (tapas) or appetizer, or simply plate them up and enjoy as a meal.


Serving: 0.25pound | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg