Camarones al ajillo (garlic shrimp)

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Pure Spanish olive oil or more to taste
4 eaches To 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2½ each To 3 pounds prawns or extra-large shrimp, shells and heads left on
\N \N Juice of 2 limes
\N \N Salt to taste
\N pinch Of dried oregano
¼ cup Finely chopped fresh parsley
\N dash Of Tabasco sauce, optional

In a large frying pan, heat the oil until it is fragrant, then cook the garlic, stirring, 1 to 2 minutes. Raise the heat to medium, add the shrimp, and cook, stirring, until they turn pink, 5 minutes. (If you prefer extra oil, add it along with the shrimp. ) Add the lime juice, salt, oregano, and parsley, and stir well. Correct seasonings and add Tabasco. 2. Transfer to a heated serving platter and serve immediately, accompanied by crunchy bread to soak up the garlic-flavored oil. Makes 6 to 8 servings CAMARONES AL AJILLO Garlic Shrimp

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