Inspired by the popular Spanish tapa called Gambas al Ajillo, this recipe is a breeze to put together and perfect to pair with cocktails. Sweet shrimp are sauteed with olive oil, smoky paprika and lots of garlic! Don’t forget the crusty bread to dip into the flavorful sauce. For more recipes like these, visit 


  • 1 lemon cut in quarters 
  • 4 medium-large garlic cloves sliced very thin 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 
  • 1 pound of shrimp, tails on with shells and veins removed 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Chopped parsley 
  • Toasted bread, for serving 

Heat pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and char the cut lemons. This will give it great smoky flavor. 

Pour olive oil in the skillet and bring to a medium heat. Add sliced garlic to the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes to soften it, not allowing the garlic to turn brown. Stir in the paprika.

Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and toss everything together. Cook until shrimp just turn pink on both sides, about 5-6 minutes total, depending how large your shrimp are. 

Once done, turn off heat, squeeze charred lemon over everything and garnish with chopped herbs. And get your bread ready for the most amazing dunking experience.