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Garlic Seared Shrimp


The combination of garlic, lemon, and cilantro give these seared shrimp the most delicious flavor. Try them on top of a bright summer salad!

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  • 4 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 20 large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 medium sized cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pinch table salt


Servings 1
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Step 1

Heat a large skillet over high heat until very hot. Lightly coat bottom of pan with 1 teaspoon of oil. Heat oil until lightly smoking.

Add ten shrimp in a single layer. Cook just until golden and orange, 10 seconds; flip shrimp quickly. Cook 10 seconds more and immediately transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining shrimp and 1 teaspoon oil.

Reduce heat to medium-high and add remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add garlic and cook until light golden brown, about two minutes. Stir in paprika. Return shrimp to pan.

Reduce heat slightly and cook shrimp until done, about 1 minute; fold in parsley, cilantro, lemon juice and salt.

Serve shrimp with pan sauce spooned over top; garnish with cilantro.

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