Your Recipe

Cuban Cookbook has more than 170 trusted original Cuban recipes and cooking tips. Enjoy!

Garlic Shrimp- Camarones al Ajillo     
by Cuban Cook

Camarones al Ajillo               Serves: 4  

Notes: Spanish in origin, this heartty peasant dish is prepared in all Cuban homes.

In a large skillet over low heat, 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 shrimp.)

Add the lime juice, salt, oregano, and parsley, and stir well.

Correct seasonings and add Tabasco. 

Transfer to a heated serving platter and serve immediately, accompanied by crunchy bread to soak up the garlic-flavored oil.


1/2 Cup Pure Spanish olive oil or more to taste
6 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
3 Pounds Prawns or extra large shrimp
2 Limes, squeezed 
Salt to taste
1 Pinch Dried Oregano
3/4 Cup Finely chopped fresh Parsley
1 Dash Tabasco sauce, optional

Kitchen friendly Recipe view

2 Users have rated. Average Rating 5
Click on the stars to rate.



Yuca Frita (Deep-fried yuca)
Yuca Frita