This is one of our favourites. Especially when it is made with fresh caught local Spot Prawns. Rather than serve it as a "Tapa" or an appetizer portion I serve it as a main course. With lots of homemade French Baguette to sop up all the wonderful garlic sauce.
Spanish Tapa - Garlic Shrimp
6 Tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pound medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons of chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons minced parsley
Italian or French Bread cut into cubes
Heat the oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a large, shallow pan. When the garlic just begins to turn golden, add the shrimp and cook over high heat for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the broth and lemon juice.
If serving in the living room, pour into a large earthenware bowl and sprinkle with salt and parsley. Serve immediately.
Goes great with a nice dry white wine, dry sherry, or Martini . Note: Use more chicken broth and lemon juice if you like more sauce to dip the bread into.