Sizzling Gambas

Sizzling Gambas

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Main Course

Cuisine: Filipino

Yield: 4

Sizzling Gambas

Sizzling Gambas is a shrimp dish that is considered to be both an appetizer and a main dish. Although the term “Gambas” in Spanish pertain to prawns, this dish often uses medium to large sized shrimps (compared to jumbo and colossal prawns) because of price and quantity reasons. On the other hand, the “sizzling” adjective refers to the manner on how the shrimps are presented. A hot metal plate known as a sizzling plate (or fajita plate) is used to serve the dish to make it more appealing and exciting to eat.


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup green chili sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion quartered
  • 2 tablespoons cooking rice wine
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine lemon juice and shrimp and marinade for 30 minutes.
  • Pour cooking oil in a wok of frying pan then apply heat.
  • When the oil is hot enough, put-in the garlic and cook until the color turns light brown.
  • Add the onions and red bell pepper then cook until the texture softens.
  • Put-in the shrimps and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooking rice wine, salt, and pepper then cook for another minute.
  • Add the tomato sauce and stir.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Put-in the hot sauce and simmer for 30 seconds.
  • Turn off the heat and set-aside.
  • Heat a sizzling plate and transfer the shrimp along with the other ingredients.
  • Top with sliced green chilies and serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


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