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

5 5

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!!

5 5

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!

5 5

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