Kissing Shrimp -lots o’garlic

Kissing Shrimp – Yes, you can eat this with all this garlic and still kiss your sweetheart!

Do you want to make something super easy- BUT SURE TO IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS!?!


The secret is the TLC that makes it super sweet ( actually it’s the brandy that takes the bite out of the garlic—save that for a science lesson).

The best part of this dish…my man made it for me…it’s that easy!


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 20 cloves of garlic ( YES- that’s right…and don’t skimp!) Thinly sliced is key.
  • 20 large shrimp deveined, peeled and cleaned. (Large bag of Frozen will do)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp of brandy
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt

recipe adapted from JALEO in LA (Gambas Al Ajillo)


Heat oil in large skillet, hot not smoking, add thinly sliced garlic and cook.  Be sure to keep an eye on it you do not want it to burn.  When it’s golden brown add shrimp and crushed red pepper flakes.  When shrimp is cooked through add the brandy.  Cook 1-3 mins.  Stirring.  Toss with salt and fresh chopped parsley and serve.  Add some crusty bread if you like to absorb the delicious sauce.  I like it best served at room temp….seems to allow flavors to soak in together.  ENJOY and KISS- KISS.

shrimp plate

Makes about 4 servings.

Posted by Kris Szabo

Wife, Mother, Holistic Health & Wellness Coach. Passionate about eating healthy, living well, and sharing the joy that makes life great. This site has been designed to help Create a Healthier, Happier You! Follow for health and wellness information. Hope you Eat Well, Love Passionately, and Laugh Often.

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