Fast, easy, and very tasty shrimp. Adapted from a recipe at Williams-Sonoma.com. Serves 3 or 4.
4 or 5 tbs. olive oil
4 (or more if you like) cloves of fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. paprika
3/4 to 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tails on
2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 tbs dry sherry or sake
salt to taste
handful of chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley
Warm the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet or other heavy pan. Add the garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes and saute for about a minute. Increase the heat and add the shrimp, lemon juice, and sherry or sake. Cook for about 3 minutes, stiring frequently until the shrimp are pink. Be careful not to over cook. Add salt to taste and the basil or parsley.