The list of the top shrimp tapas must start with one of the most popular tapa in Spain must be gambas al ajillo, sautéed shrimp in garlic. There are many more shrimp tapas, and we've put together a list of the top recipes. Most are quick and easy, and some can be prepared ahead of time, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time with guests.
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One of the most common tapas of Spain, gambas al ajillo is quick, easy and very garlicky. A classic tapa, that everyone enjoys. Serve with lots of sliced rustic bread to soak up the sauce.
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Gambas a la Plancha is a classic Spanish tapa recipe. Whole, unpeeled shrimp are salted, then cooked quickly on a flat iron grill. Squeeze lemon juice over the top and serve. Everyone will be licking their fingers with these, so have lots of napkins.
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This tapa is simple, flavorful and a very colorful presentation. Sliced garlic and sun-dried tomatoes are sauteed together, then mixed with peeled shrimp and sprinkled with fresh basil. Serve with rustic bread.
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Spanish Boiled Prawns Recipe - Langostinos Cocidos
Langostinos are large shrimp or prawns that are often simply boiled whole and chilled. They are then served by themselves on a plate or with “salsa rosa” or in vinaigrette.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Bright red roasted piquillo peppers are small, making the perfect size to stuff. This Shrimp-Stuffed Pepper recipe is a good appetizer for warmer months, and it is quick and easy to make.
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Setas or mushrooms are very popular in Spain. This tapa is so quick and easy to prepare - Combine shrimp with garlic, white wine and mushrooms for a flavor that is quite delicious.
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Spanish Seafood Kabobs Recipe - Brochetas de Gambas, Calamar y Pescado
This tapa is quick and simple to prepare for a dinner party. Shrimp, calamari and fish are threaded onto skewers, then grilled on a hot flat iron and brushed with alioli sauce, giving them a rich garlic flavor.