Garlic Shrimp

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Taverna, by Joyce Goldstein

Serves 2 as entrée, 4 as appetizer

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped fresh Italian parsley, for garnish

Sautéed Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp  

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Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and hot pepper flakes and cook until fragrant. Raise the heat to high, add the shrimp, lemon juice, sherry, and paprika. Stir well, then sauté, stirring briskly, until the shrimp turn pink and curl slightly, about 3 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and sprinkle with parsley. Serve at once with plenty of hot crusty French bread for sopping.


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