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Spicy Gambas Recipe

Spicy Gambas Recipe
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Any seafood feast won’t be complete without the shrimp/Gambas.. red, saucy, sizzling spicy Gambas! Oh my this is sinfully good. Big no if your allergic to it. I’m just thankful I’m not.. because this is my favorite. Cooking Tips: You can add toasted garlic for garnish.

Spicy Gambas Recipe
Music Credits: Lovers in the night Musician: EnjoyMusic

Spicy Gambas Recipe


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 head garlic, minced (10 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (1 lemon, if no lemon use Calamansi)
  • 1/2 cup green chili, sliced diagonally (adjust to level of spicy tolerance)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 large-sized white onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoons cooking rice wine (optional)
  • 1 small pack tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (or sriracha sauce)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix lemon juice and shrimp, leave and marinade for 30 minutes or more.
  2. In a frying pan, heat butter. Wait until it is melted over medium to low heat (be careful not to burn the butter). Add in your garlic and sauté until the color turns light brown. You can smell the aroma when it’s cooked.
  3. Add the onions and red bell pepper then cook until the onions becomes transparent. Add in your shrimps and cook for 2 minutes only. It becomes rubbery when overcooked so do not cook for a long time.
  4. Add the cooking rice wine, salt, and pepper then cook for another minute.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and stir.
  6. Put-in the hot sauce and simmer for 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and set-aside.
  7. Prepare and heat your sizzling plate if you have one and transfer the shrimp along with the other ingredients.
  8. Garnish with chopped green chilies, extra toasted garlic (bought in bottles) and serve. Share and enjoy! Yummy..

Cooking Tips: Instead of tomato sauce, you can use lots of fresh tomatoes and saute until it is all mashed up and saucy.