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Spanish Gambas Rojas – Red Shrimp

Ingredients

1 lb of extra large head on shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail on (not freshwater tiger shrimp)
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
kosher or sea salt to taste
juice of 2 to 3 lemons
In Spain Shrimp are often eaten with just 3 ingredients. Olive oil, salt and lemon juice. Typically head on, very large shrimp are prepared in this manner. The heads of the shrimp are pulled off first and the delicious juices are sucked from the head.

 

  • Remove the shells from the shrimp and drop in boiling water for 10 seconds. Remove and add to ice water to stop cooking.
  • Place the shrimp in a non reactive bowl.
  • Add the olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Season with salt.
  • Place shrimp artfully on an attractive platter and pour remaining olive oil and lemon mixture over.
 

Servings

6

Prep

5 min

Cook

1 hr

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2 Comments

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    this recipe sucks 5 years ago

    This recipe is garbage. Nobody in their right mind would cook gambas rojas this way. It should be cooked a la plancha.

    Plebs…

    • There are a lot of ways to skin a can. If you have a closed mind, you can’t learn anything new.

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Easy