Spicy Gambas al Ajillo Garlic Shrimp
I don't know what it is about shrimp that just makes it so unique and delicious, but I'm sure glad it exists! Here's a recipe for some awesome spicy gambas al Ajillo garlic shrimp. The names sounds a bit fancy and complicated, but trust me when I say it's actually quite simple and easy to make at home. It's a Filipino food recipe which isn't a type of food you see too often in the western world. But we're missing out because Filipino dishes are actually delicious. I didn't know until a Filipino friend of mine came over to cook one night, but ever since I've been hooked.
Now I just need to get her to make this recipe for spicy gambas al Ajillo garlic shrimp . All you need to do is marinate them in a calamansi juice before sauteeing them and garnishing with a dash of tobasco, some parsley, garlic, and chili as desired. Okay if you're wondering what in the world Ajillo is, according to spanishfood.about.com it means "Fried or Sauted with Garlic". Easy enough right? And as for calamansi juice, that one is a bit more obscure. While I've never seen this fruit, or the juice at a grocery store before, apparently it's a favorite amongst Filipinos. It's a fruit that grows there and it looks like a lime, but while it's a citrus related fruit, it's still a bit different and has its own unique flavors. Some of the ingredients you will need for this recipe include the prawns peeled, olive oil, head of garlic peeled and crushed, dash of tobasco sauce, salt and pepper, parsley and sliced green chilis to garnish. Marinate peeled prawns in calamansi juice for about thirty minutes.
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Garlic is a close relative to the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo. With a history of human use of over 7,000 years, garlic is native to central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean cuisine, as well as a frequent seasoning in Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
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