Camarones al Ajillo


Butter Chile guajillo Dried chile de arbol Shrimp Garlic cloves Limes White wine Salt

Peel and devein the shrimp


My advice is to buy shrimp that is already deveined. These are large shrimp. Use whatever size shrimp you like.

Make chile strips


Clean the guajillo chile with a wet paper towel. Gently slice the chile, or you can dice it too.

Adjust the heat


For some spice, just add one chile de árbol. For very spicy, add two to three. For not spicy but flavorful, omit it.

Chop the garlic cloves


Rough chop the garlic cloves and set aside until ready to use.

Melt butter


Choose a skillet that is large enough to fit all the ingredients for Camarones al Ajillo. Then add butter and melt it.

Add the chile strips


Add the garlic chops and chile strips, let it cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add the shrimp 


Add the shrimp and all the remaining ingredients. Once the shrimp are pink, it’s ready. Turn off the heat.

Ready to enjoy!


You might see Camarones al Ajillo on a menu as an appetizer. Or, make it at home for a quick dinner.

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