Sizzling Sherry Shrimp with Garlic

Sizzling Sherry Shrimp with Garlic


"This recipe is from Spain. Sherry or lemon juice is not always used, but either one adds a nice contrast to the richness of the oil and garlic. You can easily substitute squid or scallops for the shrimp."


15 m servings 223 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Sodium:
  • 246 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and paprika in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot and the garlic has turned golden brown, increase heat to high and add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, about 3 minutes.
  2. Deglaze the pan with sherry or lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.
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  1. 40 Ratings


This is a beautiful dish, and I enjoyed the paprika even more than I thought I would. The recipe doesn't specify, but I used what I thought was an appropriate, fragant smoked Spanish paprika wh...

A terrific tapas. Quick, easy, delicious, using only a few ingredients that work beautifully together. Drank a Spanish white wine from the Basque region, Xarmant Txakoli. It's a fresh, bright, l...

I really enjoyed this recipe. I served it with brown rice and roasted brussels sprouts (recipe is on this site). It didn't need as much oil as stated and I wish I had used less. I added two ext...

Delicious! Used Marsala instead of sherry. Excellent accompaniment to our Pasta Pomodoro dinner.

Phenomenal!! Quick and easy, loved it! I used smoked paprika instead (love it!!), but otherwise, did not change a thing! Excellent...would be great served over rice or pasta, although I serve...

Queen of Random Dinners here! :) this was super quick to throw together for the protein component of our dinner tonight. My boyfriend picked up (a little too much) corn on the cob for me from a ...

I really enjoyed these, but boy were they spicy! I think next time, I will decrease the red pepper just a bit. I used the sherry in mine, but really didn't taste it. (Though, I think my mouth...

This was pretty good and very easy, but it just needed... something. I served it over basmati rice. I might try it as a marinade (or with sherry instead of lemon juice) next time.

We really wish we hadn't wasted shrimp and scallops in this recipe :( We enjoy spicy, but the heat of the red pepper flakes was all you could sense, and that's with using a scant teaspoon! Unf...