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Spanish Shrimp Tapas With Chorizo and Lemon

Spanish Shrimp Tapas with Chorizo and Lemon.  Delicious Tapas or appetizer recipe with bold chorizo, lemon, and paprika.  Would be great as a main course with Spanish style rice.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 26-30 shrimp
  • 1/2 pound fresh ground chorizo
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of baking soda onto shrimp in a bowl.  Stir to combine and place in fridge until ready to use.
  • Saute chorizo in large pan on medium heat.  Break up any large pieces with a wooden spoon.  Cook chorizo fully, about 10-15 minutes.   
  • Remove chorizo from pan and set aside.  Return same pan to the stove.  Add 2 Tablespoons of oil to pan and add shrimp and saute for roughly 6 minutes.  Cook shrimp until nice and pink and shrimp are firm to the touch.  
  • Squeeze juice from half a lemon into pan and scrape bottom of pan to remove flavor bits.  Add paprika and stir.
  • Quickly add chorizo back to pan.  Stir to combine and it's finished.  Serve with lemon wedges.  

Notes

  • The shrimp are excellent on top of some grilled bread.  This would work especially well with smaller shrimp.  For an entree/main course I would double the recipe and serve with rice.
  • No salt is added because of the chorizo.  Taste it at the end and adjust if necessary.

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.8g | Protein: 39.5g | Fat: 30g | Sodium: 670mg