• 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb shrimp, unshelled
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup medium-dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • fresh lemon juice, to taste
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 In a large, heavy skillet set over moderately high heat, heat the oil until it is hot.
  • 2 Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until it is pale golden.
  • 3 Add the red pepper flakes and the shrimp and cook the mixture, stirring, for 1 minute, or until the shrimp are pink and just firm to the touch.
  • 4 Sprinkle the shrimp with paprika and cook the mixture, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  • 5 Add the sherry, boil the mixture for 30 seconds, and sprinkle with parsley.
  • 6 Season the mixture with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and transfer it to a serving bowl.
  • 7 Serve at room temperature.