Spanish Tapas

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Tapas with Shrimp, Pepper, Garlic, and Chili

Here is one of our favorite tapa recipes from Andalucía, the southern region in Spain. It is simple and quick to prepare and with good quality shrimp, terrific.

Spanish Tapas Recipe

Serves: Four small tapa portions (two dinner portions)

Prep Time: 10-12 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeds and membranes removed, sliced into thin strips
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon of crushed red chili pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 12 ounces (325 grams) of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 medium cloves of garlic, minced

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Heat a sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add oil and sauté the peppers and chili flakes for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring occasionally, and heat for 2 minutes. Finally, add garlic and heat another 1 minute, until shrimp are cooked. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Spanish Tapas By Steven Masley, MD

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