Pan Fried Shrimp (Gambas Ala Plancha)

A very simple and quick cooking shrimp that you can cook anytime. These pan fried shrimp are sauteed with garlic and gin in olive oil. I think this is also a variation of nilasing na hipon or drunken shrimps but this recipe is simpler because you don’t have to make batter and deep fry the shrimps.


How to Cook Pan Fried Shrimp (Gambas Ala Plancha)
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Recipe type: Seafood Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 2 servings
  • ¼ kilo fresh shrimp (about 1 and ½ inch size) Washed and antennae removed and drained
  • 2 tbsp. gin or vodka
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  1. How to cook Pan Fried Shrimp
  2. Soak shrimp in gin with salt for about 2 hours then drain.
  3. In a thick frying pan and over low fire, saute garlic in olive oil until light golden brown.
  4. With a slotted spoon, remove garlic and set aside.
  5. Increase heat to high and when oil begins to smoke, stir in shrimp until they are deep orange.
  6. Return garlic to pan, toss for 1 minute, then serve hot.


Pan Fried Shrimps