Spanish Style Garlic Shrimp #TheRecipeRedux

*Recipe adapted from Cooks Illustrated
Author Amee Livingston


  • 14 cloves garlic
  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 dried chili guajillo pepper can sub red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 baguette loaf baked and sliced


  1. Combine shrimp, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt, baking soda and 2 cloves minced garlic together in a bowl.
  2. Toss well to coat, cover and set aside to marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add 6 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Smash 4 of the garlic cloves and add to oil.
  5. Cook until garlic is lightly golden, then transfer garlic to a small plate and set pan aside and turn off heat until shrimp has finished marinating.
  6. Slice 8 cloves of garlic into thin slices and return skillet to a low heat.
  7. Cook garlic slices and add in bay leaf and dried chili.
  8. Turn heat up to medium-low and add shrimp, cooking until just pink (about 2 minutes, turning them once)
  9. Increase heat to high and add sherry and parsley.
  10. Cook for 15-20 seconds and serve immediately with chopped olives and bread.