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Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time23 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Tapas
Cuisine: California, Spanish
Keyword: easy spanish tapas
Servings: 4
Calories: 340kcal
Author: Aliye Aydin


  • 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Clean and devein shrimp, if necessary. Mince garlic. Zest lemons, then cut into wedges.
  • Preheat broiler to high. Toss shrimp in a bowl with garlic, lemon zest, smoked and sweet paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and oil. Mix well so that shrimp are coated with mixture.
  • Set aside for 15 minutes. (This is totally an optional step, but it increases the  flavor of the final dish. I find it to be a good time to make a salad, pull out the olives and bread and cheese, or pour yourself a glass of wine.)
  • Pour shrimp and marinade onto a baking sheet or in a cast iron pan. Broil for 7 minutes, or until pink and done inside. Remember the shrimp will continue to cook once out of the oven, so cook them until they JUST turn pink.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with lemon wedges. If there are leftovers, they are terrific the next day, served cold over a salad. 


These can also be skewered and grilled, or cooked stovetop in a hot skillet.


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 428mg | Sodium: 1907mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 10.9% | Vitamin C: 14.3% | Calcium: 27.2% | Iron: 24.2%