Garlicky Stir-Fried Shrimp

Camarones al Ajillo

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Zarela's Veracruz: Mexico's Simplest Cuisine

By Zarela Martínez

Published 2001

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This is a ubiquitous dish in veracruz and cuba, as well as Spain (where it is called gambas al ajillo). I have eaten and loved many versions, but I think my all-time favorite is the one served at Las Brisas del Mar in Boca del Río. Most cooks just throw the garlic and chile into a pan to fry, then add the shrimp. This produces a good dish but doesn’t equal the distinct flavors that Tomasita Meléndez achieves by marinating and stir-frying the shrimp before combining them with the sepa