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The Most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Vampires BEWARE. In this post, I will show you how to make the most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp ever! Seriously folk´s, this dish has so much garlic, it´s gonna blow your mind. This tapas dish is loaded with flavors, super easy to make and done in 20 minutes.

The Most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp
I´m a sucker for garlic, I could eat it everyday (wait a second…..I do it eat garlic everyday). Seriously, this tapas dish is the BEST garlic shrimp you will ever taste. My favorite part about this recipe is that it uses minimal ingredients, yet the flavors are truly extraordinary.

The Most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp
To make this dish I used frozen shrimp I thawed out, just to make things easier and cheaper. The secret when using frozen shrimp that you thaw out? Make sure you pat them completely dry with paper towels. This removes any of the excess moisture in the shrimp, giving them a beautiful texture and flavor.

The Most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp
TIPS & TRICKS to make this recipe: Use the BEST possible extra virgin olive oil to make these shrimp. It´s what really flavors the entire dish. Don´t cook the shrimp for more than 60 seconds per side, nothing worst than over-cooked shrimp. I used a large head of garlic here, don´t be afraid, add more if you like 🙂 .Remember to serve this next to a crusty baguette, to mop up all that olive oil and garlic.

The Most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp
Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:


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The Most Garlicky Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 15 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • handful freshly chopped parsley


  1. Thinly slice all the cloves of garlic from one head of garlic, pat down 15 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined) with paper towels and season them with sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper

  2. Heat a fry pan with a medium heat and pour in a 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in the sliced garlics and mix around with the olive oil, then instantly add in the shrimps seasoned side down, after 1 minute flip the shrimp, after a total cooking time of 2 minutes add in 1 tsp of sweet smoked Spanish paprika, give it all a mix until well combined and then transfer to a serving dish

  3. Sprinkle the shrimp with freshly chopped parsley and serve next to a crusty baguette to mop up all the olive oil and garlic, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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