Spicy Chorizo Gambas Recipe

This simple seafood dish is packed with flavor.

This gambas dish is simple and very easy to whip up. It hardly takes any time at all, but because of the chorizo, it packs a lot of flavor. 

Spicy Chorizo Gambas Recipe

Joey De Larrazabal-Blanco
This simple seafood dish is packed with flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Others
Servings 6


Spicy Chorizo Gambas Ingredients

  • 500 Grams jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined
  • Salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • olive oil to saute
  • 1 head Garlic cloves peeled and chopped finely
  • 250 Grams Spanish chorizo sliced, we used chistorra
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked Spanish Paprika hote
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 sprigs flat-leaf parsley leaves picked and chopped


  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the garlic and sauté until golden. Do not overcook. Remove from pan, strain garlic, and set aside.
  • Add more olive oil to skillet over medium-high heat (add enough to cover the bottom of the pan). When oil is hot, add the rest of the garlic and sauté until golden. Add chorizo; cook until red-orange oil is rendered and chorizo is almost cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Push chorizo to one side and add shrimps to the pan. Sprinkle paprika and chili flakes. Toss and cook until shrimps turn orange, about 2 to 3 minutes. Do not overcook shrimps.
  • Turn off heat. Add extra virgin olive oil and parsley; mix. Top with the strained garlic then serve immediately.
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