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Spanish Shrimp Fritters Recipe with Yogurt Aioli

– Spanish Shrimp Fritters Recipe with Yogurt Aioli –

This Spanish shrimp fritters recipe with homemade yogurt aioli is easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit at your next family get-together or tapas party. Tapas, as most people know, are essentially small appetizers that you nibble on before a meal, or you can make a bunch of different tapas to create and entire meal. These shrimp fritters are very popular throughout Spain, but most consumed in the province of Cadiz in the south of Spain, where fresh seafood is found in abundance. 

One of the Best Spanish Tapas you will ever Taste

I have made and eaten hundreds of different tapas in my time, but this here Spanish Shrimp Fritters Recipe, is probably one of the best seafood tapas I have ever consumed. The combination of flavors is out-of-this-world! and when you dip them into the homemade yogurt aioli, it just takes this tapas dish to the next level. To make my yogurt aioli I used a Mortar & Pestle [Affiliate Link], it is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets and I use it in so many of my recipes. Watch the video below on how to make this Spanish Shrimp Fritters Recipe with Yogurt Aioli or check out the recipe card below, which you can print.

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Spanish Shrimp Fritters Recipe with Homemade Yogurt Aioli

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • -1 clove of garlic
  • -1 cup greek yogurt
  • -1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • -1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • -1 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper


  • -1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • -1 organic egg
  • -2 tbsp beer
  • -1 clove of garlic minced
  • -1/2 onion diced
  • -15 uncooked jumbo shrimp
  • -1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • -1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • -1/2 tsp sea salt
  • black pepper


  • -1/4 cup extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -lemon


  1. To make the yogurt aioli, finely mince 1 clove of garlic, add it to a mortar and using a pestle pound down on the garlic until you form a paste, then add 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley, season with a generous pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, and mix everything together, then slowly pour in about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin Spanish olive oil while you continue to mix, cover with seran wrap and add to the fridge
  2. To make the batter, add 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour to a bowl, make a well in the middle and add 1 organic egg, beat the egg and then add 2 tablespoons of beer, mix everything together, then add 1 finely minced clove of garlic and 1/2 onion finely diced, mix everything together
  3. Grab 15 uncooked jumbo shrimp that have been peeled and deveined, finely chop the shrimp into small pieces and add to the bowl, season everything with 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, and mix everything together until well mixed
  4. Heat a small non-stick frying pan with a medium-high heat and add a 1/4 cup of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, once the oil get´s hot start adding spoonfuls of the batter into the pan, cook in batches so you don´t over-crowd the pan, cook each fritter for about 1 1/2 minutes per side, transfer to a plate with paper towels
  5. Add the yogurt aioli to a bowl and place it on a plate, decorate the shrimp fritters on the plate and garnish with a couple slices of lemon
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts

    These look like I could finish the whole platter!!!
    Loving the beer and smoked paprika… there is nothing better than fried foods 😀

    02 . Mar . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yeah I think I ate this entire plate!!! thanks for the comment Claire 🙂

      02 . Mar . 2018
  2. lina

    I want to try this but have a probably dumb question: do I use precooked shrimp or do I have to cut raw shrimp into pieces and put into the batter?

    20 . Feb . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Not a dumb question at all, I used raw shrimp, just make sure you cut them into small pieces so they fully cook, which they will, however you can use pre-cooked shrimp if you prefer, the taste and texture won´t be the same, but still… can if you prefer. Thank you for commenting 🙂

      20 . Feb . 2018
  3. cakespy

    Oh my GOODNESS these sound SO DELICIOUS!!! I love fritters in all forms, but these look especially enticing. Thank you for introducing me to some global cuisine here!

    19 . Feb . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you so much for your kind words and support 🙂

      19 . Feb . 2018

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