Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) with Zucchini
and Spanish tortilla with [Leftover] sweet potatoes
Take a visit to Spain tonight without leaving your kitchen. Along with quick-cooking garlic shrimp, serve a simplified twist on the Spanish tortilla that uses pre-roasted sweet potatoes.
Smarts: Classic Spanish tortilla is very similar to a frittata, starting on the stovetop and then baked in the oven until the eggs are cooked through. Just like a frittata, this is a dish that makes great leftovers for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
- Sweet potatoes - 1 1/2 lbs , peeled and cubed
- Oil, olive - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
- Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
- Zucchini - 1 lb , chopped
- Garlic - 6 cloves , chopped
- Lemons - 1 , wedges
- Parsley - 2 Tbsp , chopped
- Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
- Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
- Paprika - 2 tsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1 tsp , more or less to taste
- Onions, medium - 1/2 , thinly sliced
- Eggs - 10
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
- Roasted Paprika Sweet Potatoes - ~3 cups (ingredients listed separately)
Shrimp - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Defrost shrimp.
Roast sweet potatoes - (Skip this step if potatoes were roasted ahead for Monday.) Heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees. While oven heats, peel and cube potatoes and spread out on a sheet pan. Toss potatoes with olive oil, paprika (portions for sweet potatoes), oregano, and some salt and pepper. Roast potatoes, shaking pan halfway through cooking, until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Lemons / Parsley - Prep as directed.
Eggs - Whisk together eggs, salt, and black pepper.
Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
Heat a 10.5” to 12” (26 cm to 30 cm) oven-safe skillet over medium heat. (This is for 4 servings; adjust pan size if customizing.) Add cooking oil and then onions. Saute until translucent and tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with some salt.
Pour eggs over onions and then stir in leftover roasted sweet potatoes. Stir to combine ingredients.
Bake tortilla for 18 to 25 minutes. (Tortilla is done when eggs are set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.)
While tortilla bakes, place a saute pan over medium heat. Add olive oil (portion for gambas al ajillo) and then zucchini. Saute zucchini until very tender and golden brown, 7 to 9 minutes.
When zucchini is tender, add in red wine vinegar and cook for 1 minute, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
To zucchini add garlic, shrimp, paprika (portion for shrimp), red pepper flakes, and some salt. Saute everything together until shrimp is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes (depending on size).
Remove shrimp from heat and stir in parsley. Squeeze half the lemon wedges over top. Taste shrimp and season with some more lemon juice and some more salt and pepper, if needed.
Slice tortilla and serve with shrimp, zucchini, and extra lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!