Spicy Shrimp Tapas

15 minutesServes 8-10
spicy shrimp tapas


  • 3 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, very thinly sliced
  • 1 chile pepper, very thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 lb. Wild American Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 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
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • crusty bread, for serving


Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat until it shimmers. 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.