Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Garlic Shrimp

shrimp-brownAuthor note: Two mixing bowls are required for this recipe.

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon cayenne

½ teaspoon paprika

zest of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lemon

¼ cup chopped chives

1 pound shrimp

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl place 2 tablespoons of oil, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne, ¼ teaspoon of paprika and the lemon zest. Stir well to combine
  3. In a second medium sized bowl place 1 tablespoon of of oil, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne, ¼ teaspoon of paprika, juice of 1 lemon and the chives. Stir well to combine and set aside.
  4. Add the shrimp to the first bowl (the bowl without the chives) and turn the shrimp several times to coat.
  5. Pour the shrimp mixture onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Spread the shrimp out into an even single layer.
  6. Place the shrimp into the oven and cook until pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the oven and with a slotted spoon place the cooked shrimp into the second bowl.
  8. Turn the shrimp several times to coat well. This dish is delicious topped with a crumbly cheese and served warm with black bean puree. However it is also a tasty dish served cold with chilled avocado and cucumber soup.

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