Champiñones al Ajillo con Pimentón de la Vera

Champiñones al Ajillo is popular Spanish tapas served any Tapas Bar.  I prepared this with smoked paprika (Pimenton de la Vera) and I found this variation the best. I you don’t have you can prepare it with common paprika as well!

Enjoy this dish with a glass of wine and some crusty fresh bread.

You need

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lb medium mushrooms, wiped clean, sliced or quartered
  • 4 -6 garlic cloves chopped or sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (Pimentón de la Vera)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • lemon slices or fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Prepare all your ingredients as you will not have time during cooking!
  2. Heat the olive in a not sticky frying pan oil.
  3. Add mushrooms and fry for two minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  5. Now add lemon juice, sherry, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes and black pepper.
  6. Cook for other 4 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat add salt to taste, stir through the parsley and serve garnished with lemon slices or parsley leaves.

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