This is a traditional Spanish tapas that I always order when I’m at a tapas restaurant. I love it so much that I usually have to have my own, so when I make it at home, I make it as a main dish. It’s so simple and quick, that it’s the perfect weeknight dinner. With four ingredients, it doesn’t get any simpler and you really do need to try this.
Spanish Shrimp with Garlic
1 pound shrimp, cleaned
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 dried whole chilis or chili flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil
Saute the garlic in the olive oil for 30 seconds and add the shrimp. You do not want the garlic to brown yet because it will burn by the time the shrimp is done. I generally keep the heat pretty low to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Cook on one side until they start to turn pink and curl a little. Flip to the other side and cook for another minute. The garlic should be lightly browned and the shrimp just cooked through.