Spanish Garlic Shrimp Taverna

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

In Spanish tavernas, these shrimp; fragrant with garlic and olive oil; are brought to the table sizzling in a little metal pan. Have plenty of bread on hand to sop up the delicious pan juices. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saute pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute.
  3. Raise the heat to high and add the shrimp, lemon juice, sherry and paprika. Stir well, then saute, stirring briskly, until the shrimp turn pink and curl slightly, about 3 minutes.
  4. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

Big flavours from a few ingredients-sometimes we overlook the simplest of things!!
We love dishes like fact I make something very similar with fresh chilies,garlic and lashings of ginger.
This was a nice change of pace...and yes..I know everybody else has said it, but you really do need some lovely crusty bread for those juices!!

Noo October 11, 2010

This was quite tasty, but even though I used garlic infused oil in addition to the garlic cloves, I thought it didn't taste very garlicky. I would probably add some garlic salt to the pan next time, and there will definitely be a next time!

coleen114 July 26, 2009

super super shrimp tapas! I have tried other recipes for this but none worked like yours. Thanks so much for posting it

MarraMamba November 25, 2008