Saturday, June 25, 2011

Garlic Shrimp

When having parties with a Mediterranean food theme, I like to prepare this easy, yet very flavorful appetizer. This is a Spanish tapas dish.

1/4 c. olive oil
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 t. red pepper flakes
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. dry sherry
1 t. paprika
Salt and Pepper
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic and pepper flakes and saute for a minute.

Increase the heat to high and add the shrimp, lemon juice, sherry, and paprika. Stir well to combine and until the shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Place in a serving dish and top with the parsley.

This serves 4 people or make a large batch for a dinner party.

Have fresh bread on hand to sop up the juices.

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