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Shrimps with Garlic

Amount to serve 4

1/2 kg (1-1/2 pounds) shrimp
2 garlic cloves
1/2 hot dried red pepper
6 tbsp olive oil

Peel the shrimps and discard the heads. Heat the oil in a frying pan or in a casserole and add the garlic, cut into thin slices. Leave on low heat until the garlic is golden brown. Add the hot red pepper, flaked. Add the shrimps and sauté for a minute.

Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Recipe provided by Asoliva of Spain


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