Ingredients for Ajo Blanco
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup *blanched almonds
5 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs sherry vinegar
3 cups water
3 slices of stale spanish bread or baguette
salt to taste
* to blanch the almonds, leave them in water for 1 day, peel them and dry in a towel.
Ingredients for Shrimp
De-shelled and De-veined jumbo shrimps
1 clove garlic
Bell peppers for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak in the stale bread in water for half an hour. Meanwhile, mix the garlic and blanched almonds in a food processor until smooth. Remove the bread from water and squeeze out the water. Mix with the almond mix. Slowly add the olive oil then vinegar. Mix well and add the water at the end. The texture should be like a smooth thick soup.
Prepare the Shrimp
Marinate the shrimps in some lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. I like to grill the shrimps but you can also pan fry them.
Pour the Ajo Blanco in a shallow bowl, place four shrimps in it. Chop the bell pepper into square pieces for garnish and sprinkle on top of the shrimps.