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All Recipes, Tapas / December 9, 2022

Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast = The PERFECT Tapas Night In

If you´re looking for the perfect tapas appetizer to enjoy on a lazy night or just a dish that packs some serious flavors, these Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast are just that. We´re talking garlic shrimp sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and garlicky toast to mop up all that goodness.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast
This tapas recipe is easy to make, filled with so many great flavors and it´s all done in just 20 minutes. Serve this tapas dish next to a bottle of Spanish wine for the ultimate Spanish experience.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast
To make this recipe, I used frozen shrimp that I thawed out. Just to make things easier and more affordable. However, you can also use fresh shrimp if you prefer. Either way, make sure to pat the shrimp completely dry with paper towels. This way once they hit the pan, they can absorb all the flavors.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To make the garlic toast, I used a combination of extra virgin olive oil and margarine. You can also use butter instead of margarine. I just prefer the margarine, as it works better with the olive oil.

Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 585 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 20 raw jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  • 1 baguette
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 60 ml
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter 56 grams
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 8 grams
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Cut the baguette into diagonal slices that are 1 inch (2.50 cm) thick

  2. Add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil into a bowl, along with 1/4 cup margarine or butter, finely grate in 3 cloves garlic and add 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, whisk together until you end up with a creamy texture

  3. Spread the mixture over the slices of baguette, just on one side, then add them into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, season each slice with a kiss of sea salt

  4. Add into a preheated oven, bake + broil option (bottom + top heat), 210 C - 410 F

  5. After 5 to 6 minutes and the slices are lightly toasted, remove from the oven and set aside

  6. Meanwhile, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat

  7. Thinly slice 6 cloves of garlic and pat dry 20 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined) with paper towels, season with sea salt & black pepper

  8. Add 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil into the hot pan, along with the sliced garlic, mix continuously, after 1 minute add in the shrimp, all in a single layer, cook for 1 minute per side, then add in 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika and quickly mix everything together, remove from the heat

  9. Transfer the garlic shrimp into a shallow bowl, place over a large plate, decorate the garlic toast around the shrimp, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garlic Shrimp + Garlic Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 26g
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 1089mg47%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 980IU20%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Jesus Goicoechea

    Muy buenas recetas , Gracias .

    16 . Dec . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Muchas gracias! Saludos 🙂

      17 . Dec . 2022
  2. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms and vgan butter i never had spanish garlic shrimp with garlic toast before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    09 . Dec . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      10 . Dec . 2022

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