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Garlic Shrimp with Lemon and Parsley

– Garlic Shrimp with Lemon and Parsley –

When it comes to shrimp, the possibilities are endless, you can use shrimp to create just about any dish you can imagine, and there are literally hundreds of recipes out there to make. I always make different types of dishes using shrimp, but at the end of the day I always come back to the classic Spanish tapa of garlic shrimp with lemon and parsley.

Garlic Shrimp with Lemon and Parsley
This is probably one of the easiest shrimp recipes you will ever find, yet it has so many layers of flavors and you can enjoy it as an appetizer or even as a main course.

Garlic Shrimp with Lemon and Parsley

Spanish tapas have never tasted better

Yes, this recipe uses simple ingredients and it´s super easy to make, but that doesn´t mean it won´t stand up to the rest of them! The key to making these garlic shrimp with lemon and parsley is to not overcook the shrimp, but I guess that is the key to any shrimp recipe :).

Garlic Shrimp with Lemon and Parsley
Oh yeah, and one last thing, don´t forget to serve a crusty baguette to mop up all that tasty sauce. Watch the video below on how to make these garlic shrimp with lemon and parsley or check out the recipe card below which you can also print. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make Garlic Shrimp with Lemon and Parsley

5 from 1 vote

Garlic Shrimp with Lemon & Parsley

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -15 jumbo shrimp
  • -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -4 cloves of garlic
  • -1/4 cup white wine
  • -4 slices of lemon
  • -fresh parsley
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • smoked paprika
  • crunchy baguette to serve


  1. Thinly slice 4 cloves of garlic, thinly cut 4 slices of lemon and then cut them in half, finely mince a 1/4 cup of fresh parsley and reserve a 1/4 cup of white wine
  2. Season about 15 jumbo shrimp that have been peeled and deveined with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and a kiss of smoked paprika
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  4. Once the oil get´s hot add the sliced garlics into the pan and mix with the oil, then add the shrimps to the pan seasoned side down, after about 1 minute flip the shrimp around and add the 1/4 cup of white wine to the pan, the slices of lemon and half of the parsley, give the pan a quick shake and cook for another minute and a half, then transfer everything in the pan into a shallow bowl
  5. Garnish the dish with the rest of the fresh parsley and serve with crunchy bread
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  3. Amani

    5 stars
    Hello great food,must one use the wine .

    07 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can sub for broth 🙂 much love

      09 . Oct . 2022
  4. Wonder

    Can this be made ahead of time, kept in the refrigerator and then served cold or warmed up via microwave?

    02 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes absolutely! Much love 🙂

      04 . Mar . 2022

    can you put recipe back up. i dont see it here!

    10 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      For some odd reason a couple of the written recipes where removed, it has been fixed 🙂 much love

      18 . Aug . 2021
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  7. Leigh

    Very tasty. When down really well. Thanks for sharing.

    01 . Feb . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you enjoyed the dish 🙂 much love

      02 . Feb . 2020
  8. unicorn onesie

    Keep on writing, great job!

    31 . Jul . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

      01 . Aug . 2018
  9. Christina

    Whelp, now you’ve done it. I’m drooling all over my keyboard, making a big fat mess! This recipe looks legit amazing. My husband doesn’t typically care for fish but he likes shrimp! And nothing beats the flavor combination of garlic, lemon, wine, and parsley. PINNING!

    27 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you so much for the comment Christina 🙂

      27 . Apr . 2018
  10. Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen

    These shrimp tapas look absolutely amazing! I’m really hungry just looking at them. I love the beauty, culture and (of course!) food of Spain and I absolutely love your site!

    16 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you so much for your comment Alix 🙂 much appreciated

      16 . Apr . 2018
  11. cakespy

    This looks absolutely perfect. I love shrimp!

    06 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

      07 . Apr . 2018
  12. Madalaine McDaniel

    I’m going to have to give this recipe a try! It looks so good! Lemon and garlic is one of my favorite combos. YUM!

    05 . Apr . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes it´s a great combination of flavors, thanks for the comment Madalaine 🙂

      05 . Apr . 2018
  13. Monika Dabrowski

    This looks delicious, I imagine this sauce makes a great dipping sauce – great with a chunk of fresh crusty bread.

    25 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes a crusty baguette is definitely needed for this sauce, thanks for the comment Monika 🙂

      25 . Mar . 2018
  14. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts

    OH MAN!!!

    I am drooling thinking about all the garlic shrimp I ate in spain and the spanish islands.

    Garlic prawns and gambas pil pil were my favourite!!


    02 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      That is fantastic! thanks for the comment 🙂

      02 . Mar . 2018
  15. Jackie

    WOW! This looks amazing Albert!! I love your site; your recipes make me long to go back to Spain…. tapas are my favorite! Keep them coming so that I can live vicariously…..

    24 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you Jackie! More tapas recipes to come 🙂

      24 . Jan . 2018
  16. Danielle

    This sounds delicious! I do love garlic shrimp 🙂

    22 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Danielle 🙂

      22 . Jan . 2018
  17. Emily Gupton

    This looks so good! 🙂 I love shrimp. Will give this a try next week.

    09 . Jan . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      You will love these! Thanks for the comment Emily 🙂

      09 . Jan . 2018

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