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Spanish Garlic Shrimp Recipe

This Spanish Garlic Shrimp Recipe layers flavorful spices in the cooking process to build on each other climaxing to an incredibly delectable dish.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Low Carb, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 291kcal


  • 1 pound of shrimp
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tbl butter
  • 6 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon red chile flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Combine paprika, nutmeg, chili powder, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • If using frozen shrimp, defrost shrimp completely in cold water before using. Peel and devein shrimp. You may keep or remove the tails.
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Add coarsely chopped garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to olive oil and butter mixture. Sauté shrimp on each side for one minute.
  • Evenly add seasoning mix, red chile flakes, and half of the chopped parsley to shrimp and sauté until completely cooked.
  • Remove from heat. Top with remaining parsley and serve.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1187mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 3.1mg