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Sizzling Garlic Shrimp

Servings 4


  • 1 lb small shrimp peeled and deveined (buy them already cleaned to save time)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup fragrant extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 large garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels, then sprinkle salt over them.
  2. Place the olive oil and garlic in a large non-coated skillet and heat over medium-low heat until the oil shimmers and the garlic begins to sizzle gently. Cook until the garlic is very fragrant but not colored, 2 to 3 minutes, reducing the heat if necessary. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until they just begin to turn pink, about 3 minutes.
  3. Season with salt to taste, stir in the parsley and cook for a few seconds longer. Serve the shrimp with plenty of French bread alongside.
  4. Serves 4 or 5 as a tapa, 2 or 3 as a light main course.