Spicy shrimps


You can prepare this tasty Spanish tapas snack in no time. These spicy shrimps with lime and garlic are finger licking good!

10 minutes 2 people Snacks
Spicy shrimps


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  • 8 large fresh shrimps
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small red chilli pepper
  • ½ lime
  • Tabasco
  • Sunflower oil
  • Pepper and salt
  • Small bunch of fresh chives
Spicy shrimps ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Cutting board
  • Small knife
  • Skillet
  • Bowl
  • Spoon


10 minutes 2 people Snacks

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Preparation – 5 minutes + 10 minutes waiting

Add a generous splash of sunflower oil to a bowl. Crush, peel and cut the 2 cloves of garlic as finely as possible. Also, chop a small red chilli pepper as finely as possible. Add this to the bowl with sunflower oil.

Season with salt, pepper and a drop or 6 Tabasco. Mix everything well with a spoon. Chop a small handful of fresh chives as finely as possible.

Are you using fresh shrimps? Then remove the head and also remove its tail and shell. Remove the intestinal tract using a small knife and rinse well under cold running water. You can skip this step if you are using peeled shrimps.

Add the peeled shrimps to the bowl with pepper and garlic. Mix well with a spoon and let it marinate for at least 10 minutes.

Spicy shrimps
Spicy shrimps

Finishing the spicy shrimps – 5 minutes

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Now add the shrimps to the skillet along with the oil, garlic and pepper. Cut the lime in half.

Squeeze the juice of half a lime over the shrimps while baking. Fry the prawns for a few minutes on both sides, then add some finely chopped chives.

Cook for a few more minutes, shrimps are cooked in no time! Remove them from the skillet and serve in a nice bowl or plate. Garnish these quick tapas with finely chopped chives, enjoy!

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