– Spanish Garlic Shrimp with Saffron and White Wine –
These Spanish Garlic Shrimp with Saffron and White Wine are truly incredible, it´s where exquisite meets simplicity. Loaded with so many different dimensions of flavors, beyond easy to make and done in under 30 minutes. The perfect tapas appetizer for any occasion, just remember to serve these shrimp next to a crusty baguette to mop up all that sauce.
– The Secret Ingredient to these Garlic Shrimp –
I say it all the time and I will say it again, don´t use imitation saffron. Always use a high-quality saffron like the one I use from Golden saffron. This saffron has a beautiful aroma and offers an incredible flavor to any dish, especially these garlic shrimp. Don´t settle for anything less than the best. Watch the video below on How to Make Spanish Garlic Shrimp with Saffron and White Wine or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!
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Spanish Garlic Shrimp with Saffron and White Wine
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 shallot
- 12 jumbo shrimp
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/2 tsp saffron threads
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- pinch sea salt
- pinch black pepper
Add a 1/4 cup of hot wine to a bowl (I heated the wine in a sauce pan to just before it boils), then pinch in 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads and let it infuse, meanwhile thinly slice 4 cloves of garlic, finely dice 1 shallot, finely chop a handful of fresh parsley and season 12 jumbo shrimp that have been peeled and deveined with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Heat a fry pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add the slices of garlic and mix with the oil, 2 minutes later add the diced shallot, season with sea salt and black pepper and mix it all together, then add the shrimp seasoned side down, 1 minute after adding the shrimp flip them, then add the saffron infused wine, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of the freshly chopped parsley and give the pan a quick shake
After cooking the shrimp for a total of 2 minutes remove them from the pan and transfer to a shallow bowl, continue to cook the sauce for another 2 minutes to let it thicken up, then pour the sauce all over the shrimp and sprinkle the dish with some freshly chopped parsley, enjoy!
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