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Garlic Shrimp


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  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound unshelled shrimp - (26 to 32 per lb)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup medium-dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • Fresh lemon juice to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


Servings 26


Step 1

In a large heavy skillet set over moderately-high heat, heat the oil until it is hot, add the garlic and cook, stirring, until it is pale golden.

Add the red pepper flakes and the shrimp and cook the mixture, stirring, for 1 minute, or until the shrimp are pink and just firm to the touch.

Sprinkle the shrimp with the paprika and cook the mixture, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the Sherry, boil the mixture for 30 seconds, and sprinkle with parsley.

Season the mixture with the lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer it to a serving bowl.

The shrimp may be made up to 1 day in advance and kept covered tightly and chilled. Serve the shrimp at room temperature.

This recipe yields 26 to 32 shrimp.

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