garlic shrimp

garlic shrimp

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 5 minutes
makes 8 servings, 2 oz. each


  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. unshelled shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 cup medium-dry to dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • Fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  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.
  2. Add the red pepper flakes and the shrimp and cook until the shrimp is pink and firm to the touch for approximately 1 –2 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with the paprika and cook the mixture, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the sherry and then boil the mixture for 30 seconds; sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Season the mixture with lemon juice and salt and pepper, to taste, and transfer it to a serving bowl. Serve at room temperature.

Per Serving: 150 calories, 10g fat, 1g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 12g protein