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Spicy Shrimp Gambas (Shrimps in Garlic)

Apr 06

There are many ways to cook Shrimps and the easiest is to saute the shrimps in garlic. This style of cooking is Gambas. Others add tomato sauce and other vegetables like carrots or red bell pepper. I prefer the toasted garlic taste on my shrimps.


500 grams medium-sized shrimps, in shell
1 teaspoon, rock salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Tabasco or hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 Sliced green chili
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
5 tablespoons olive oil


1. Toss shrimps and rock salt together.

2. Heat heavy frying pan with 1/4 cup olive oil until hot. Sauté garlic until almost brown. Set aside one teaspoon toasted garlic for garnishing.

3. Drop the shrimps and continue stirring to keep from sticking to the pan.

4. Cook 1 minute then add 4 tablespoons olive oil.

5. Cook 3 more minutes. Season with tabasco sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Set Aside.

6. Mix parsley and sliced green chili with 1 tablespoon olive oil

6. Transfer to a platter. Serve with Shrimp with the oil from kawali. Sprinkle with toasted garlic and green sili.

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (390 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.

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  1. does this work with prawns instead of shrimp>>>
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  2. Had Gambas con pasta for lunch. I used the sauce of the gambas as pasta sauce. yummy. Nice substitute for rice.
    .-= domjullian´s last blog ..Been there =-.

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