Jul 22, 2011

Garlic Shrimp 

Except for shucking the shrimp this is a fast and easy appetizer. 

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 cloves garlic, slivered
1 bay leaf
Pinch cayenne
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 pound large (21/30) shrimp, peeled
Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
Lemon wedges

1.  Put the oil in a skillet and heat on a medium setting. About a minute later, when the oil is warm, add the garlic, bay leaf, cayenne, paprika and cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. 

2.  Raise the heat to high and add the shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. 

3. Transfer the entire contents to a shallow bowl, season to taste with salt, and garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

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