Friday, October 7, 2011


Shrimp Pil-Pil is a classic tapa found all around Spain. It was our favorite tapa we had on our trip. I knew this would be easy to make at home. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and is it ever tasty.

Shrimp is quickly cooked in a spicy, garlic flavored olive oil. Serve with crusty French bread so you can sop up the garlic-chili oil. Ohhh my... I love this.
                                                                          SHRIMP PIL-PIL

1 pound large shrimp. peeled and deveined
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2-3 hot chili peppers roughly chopped (I used 2 Thai chilies)
1 tsp. sweet smoked paprika
2 TBSP. chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 loaf crusty bread, sliced

In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, chopped chili, and paprika and cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Season the shrimp with salt, add to the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and transfer to a heat proof serving bowl. Top with chopped parsley and serve with sliced bread for dipping.

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