Garlic Shrimp Tapas with Zesty Lemon Aioli Recipe

Garlic Shrimp Tapas—Imagine succulent shrimp, infused with the rich essence of garlic and perfectly seared to a golden perfection. Served alongside a zesty lemon aioli.


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Lemon wedges for serving
Zesty Lemon Aioli:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Zesty Lemon Aioli:
    1. In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Sear the Shrimp:
    1. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add shrimp, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Garnish and Serve:
    1. Transfer the garlic shrimp to a serving dish, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve with lemon wedges.
  4. Enjoy the Spanish Culinary Adventure:
    1. Dive into the flavors of Spain by savoring these Garlic Shrimp Tapas with Zesty Lemon Aioli. Share with friends or enjoy as a solo culinary escape to the vibrant coastal kitchens of Spain.

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