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Spanish Garlic Shrimp
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4.87 from 46 votes

Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Simple and delicious, this classic Spanish dish is perfect for casual entertaining.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 4
Calories: 270kcal


  • cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Pour the oil into a large sauté pan (or cazuelas) and add the garlic and chili flakes. Turn the heat up to medium high. As the pan heats up, the oil will slowly get infused with the flavor of the garlic and chili (do not let the garlic brown).
  • Once the oil is hot and the garlic is fragrant, add the shrimp to the pan. Season them with the paprika, salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp about 2 minutes, until they just turn pink, stirring often.
  • Add the sherry and lemon juice and cook another 2-3 minutes until the liquid is reduced and shrimp are cooked. Sprinkle the parsley on top. Serve with crusty bread for soaking up all of the delicious sauce.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 453IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg