Spanish tapas are small plates of food served between meals and often accompanied by wine or other type of alcohol. The word “tapas” is derived from the Spanish verb tapar meaning “to cover.” This week the #SundaySupper Tastemakers are taking a culinary journey to Spain with classic and contemporary Spanish Tapas Recipes inspired by Tapa Toro in Orlando, FL. Thank you so much to our wonderful host, Caroline of Caroline's Cooking!
One of my favorite tapas is Gambas al Ajillo, or as I call it Spanish Garlic Shrimp. There is something magical about sweet shrimp swimming in slightly spicy, intensely garlicky olive oil sauce. It makes a great appetizer or light meal. Be sure to pair this tapas with your favorite crusty bread for sopping up every delicious drop of the tasty sauce.This recipe is incredibly easy to make and takes about 10 minutes tops! These shrimp can be eaten as is, paired with a salad, served over rice or noodles, you name it! It's a great go to recipe and always a hit.
Gather your ingredients first and have everything ready to go, as this recipe moves fast! You'll need 1 pound of medium shrimp, cleaned and seasoned with salt & pepper. Measure 1/2 cup olive oil, slice 3 red Thai chiles, mince lots of garlic cloves until you have 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, and chop 2 tablespoons of parsley. You'll be glad you did!
Heat a skillet over mid-high heat and add 1/2 cup olive oil. Test the oil is hot by dropping in a few of the chiles. If they sizzle, the oil is ready. Add the remaining chiles and saute about 2-3 minutes until the peppers start to soften...
Add the 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and saute about 30 seconds. The garlic will smell amazing!
Add the seasoned shrimp...
Saute the shrimp about 2-3 minutes until cooked through. The shrimp will take on a slightly pink color and be opaque.
Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish immediately so the shrimp don't overcook. Enjoy!
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- 1 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 fresh Thai chili peppers, sliced
- 2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic
- 1-2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley for garnish
- Season shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper and set aside.
- Heat a skillet over mid-high heat and add 1/2 cup olive oil. Test the oil is hot by dropping in a few of the chiles. If they sizzle, the oil is ready. Add the remaining chiles and saute about 2-3 minutes until the peppers start to soften.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of minced garlic and saute about 30 seconds. The garlic will smell amazing!
- Add the seasoned shrimp and saute about 2-3 minutes until cooked through. The shrimp will take on a slightly pink color and be opaque.
- Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish immediately so the shrimp don't overcook. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: Spanish Garlic Shrimp, Tapas, Spanish, Easy Recipe, Appetizer, Party, Snack, Light Meal, Garlic, Spicy
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Enjoy all of the Spanish Tapas Recipes our #SundaySupper Tastemakers are bringing to the table:
Para Empezar, Las Tapas (Appetizers/tapas) -
- Apple, Chorizo, and Manchego Crostini by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Champiñones al Ajillo by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Chorizo and Sweet Potato Spanish Tortilla Bites by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Citrus & Fennel Marinated Olives by Go Epicurista
- Clams Casino Dip with Bacon by Girl Abroad
- Crab Enchilado Empanadas with Avocado Cream by Gourmet Everyday
- Deviled Eggs with Shrimp by Our Good Life
- Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) by Pook’s Pantry
- Garlicky Shrimp with Pancetta Olive Oil by Grumpy's Honeybunch
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- Herbed and Spiced Almonds by Get the Good Stuff!
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- Manchego Cheese & Chorizo Bites with Saffron Alioli by Hardly A Goddess
- Margarita Ceviche by The Crumby Cupcake
- Pinchos Morunos (Spanish Pork Skewers) with Mojo Picon by Curious Cuisiniere
- Roasted Bell Pepper Goat Cheese Bites by She Loves Biscotti
- Roasted Eggplant and Piquillo Pepper Toasts by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Roasted Red Peppers and Anchovies with Bruschetta by The Hungry Goddess
- Seared Scallops with Shredded Manchego and a Bleu Cheese Crumble by The Freshman Cook
- Serrano Ham & Goat Cheese Croquettes by My World Simplified
- Serrano Ham Bites with Melon and Cheese by Palatable Pastime
- Shrimp Romesco Bites by Cooking On The Ranch
- Smoked Sardine Crostini by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Spanish Garlic Shrimp by Life Tastes Good
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- Tortilla de Camarones by The Healthy Fit Foodie
- Tortilla Española by Monica’s Table
- White Wine Marinated Steak with Blue Cheese by Caroline’s Cooking
- Zanahorias Aliñadas (Spanish Marinated Carrots) by Tara's Multicultural Table
- Buñuelos de Viento by Dessert Geek
- Chocolate Orange Macarons by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Chocolate Toasts with Apricot Jam by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Churro Bites with Chocolate Sauce by Angels Home Sweet Homestead
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