Spicy Shrimp Tapas

15 minutesServes 8-1020 reviews
 Spicy Shrimp Tapas


  • 3 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • 1 chile pepper, very thinly sliced into rings*
  • 1 lb Wild American Shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 green onions, white and light green parts only, very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • crusty bread, for serving


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot. Add garlic and chile pepper and, stirring frequently, toast until fragrant and the garlic is light golden brown in color, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until shrimp are opaque, 2-4 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp. Remove pan from heat and stir in green onions, parsley and lemon zest. Serve shrimp in shallow dishes with crusty bread on the side for dipping in the pan juices.

*We recommend Fresno for the heat but any spicy pepper will work

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