This EASY sauteed garlic shrimp recipe (gambas al ajillo) is a Spanish tapas classic. Learn how to cook sauteed garlic shrimp with just 5 ingredients!
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently until fragrant and softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the shrimp to the skillet in a single layer, raise the heat to medium-high, and sprinkle on the salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne. Cook until the shrimp turn pink on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the shrimp are opaque throughout, another 2 or 3 minutes. Serve Hot
Serving Size: 1/4 entire recipe, or ~1/2 cup