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Gambas a la Plancha (Shrimp Cooked on a Griddle)

Gambas a la Plancha (Shrimp Cooked on a Griddle) 4.000
I Spice Mar 5, 2010

This recipe uses salt for both flavoring the food and as a cooking medium.

Serve the shrimp as part of a tapas selection.

Servings: 4 appetizer servings
  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 16 medium heads-on shrimp


Spread the salt on a flat griddle or in a medium skillet. Place over medium-high heat.

When the salt is hot, lay half of the shrimp on it. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and cook for 2 minutes on the second side. The shrimp shells will be pink and the flesh should be opaque.

Transfer the shrimp to a serving platter; repeat with the remaining shrimp. (Some of the salt will stick to the shrimp.) Serve immediately. (Discard the bed of salt.)

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Adapted from "Made in Spain," by Jose Andres (Clarkson Potter, 2008).

Tested by Monica Bhide.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 25

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 36mg 12%

Sodium: 108mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 0g 0%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 0g

Protein: 5g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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