I often cook this recipe for my children. It’s quite easy to make. So I want to share with you the recipe.

This recipe brings the flavors of Spain straight to your kitchen with juicy shrimp cooked in a fragrant garlic-infused olive oil.



Ingredient Quantity
Garlic cloves 12
Large shrimp, peeled (shells reserved) 1 pound
Extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup
Kosher salt To taste
Baking soda ¼ teaspoon
Red pepper flakes (optional) Pinch OR 1-inch dried guajillo chile
Sherry vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons
Fresh parsley leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons


  1. Prep the Garlic & Shrimp:

    • Finely mince 4 garlic cloves.
    • Smash 4 cloves with the flat side of a knife.
    • Thinly slice the remaining 4 cloves.
    • In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, peeled shrimp, 3 tablespoons olive oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and baking soda. Toss and let marinate at room temperature.
  2. Flavor the Oil:

    • In a large skillet, heat the remaining olive oil and shrimp shells (with smashed garlic) over medium-low heat. Add red pepper flakes (or guajillo chile) if using.
    • Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the shells turn deep red, the garlic is golden brown, and the oil is fragrant. The oil should simmer gently.
    • Strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing the shells to release as much flavor as possible. Discard the shells and garlic.
  3. Cook the Shrimp:

    • Increase the heat to medium-high and heat the flavored oil until shimmering.
    • Add the sliced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, until golden brown.
    • Add the marinated shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, tossing constantly, until just cooked through.
    • Stir in the sherry vinegar and parsley. Season with additional salt to taste.
  4. Serve Immediately! Enjoy your sizzling Spanish garlic shrimp while it’s hot!

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