Red Chili Shrimp

When I went to Spain 13 years ago I was amazed at all of the roadside cafes that had wonderful appetizers, called Tapas, in the most unexpected places. One of my favorite dishes was shrimp broiled in a clay pot with garlic, red hot chilies and olive oil served with crusty French bread to dip in the flavorful oil. Simple but very tasty. My boyfriend’s mother purchased a couple of the clay cooking dishes to take home with her, I didn’t but a cast iron skillet works very well.

1 pound medium shrimp, shells removed

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

8 cloves minced garlic

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice


Heat olive oil on medium high heat and add garlic, red pepper and salt. Cook shrimp for several minutes and turn over and squeeze lemon juice over them and cook for a few more minutes and pour the shrimp and garlic oil into a dish and serve with bread to soak up the flavorful oil.


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