Shrimp Scampi Appetizer

1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined (about 30 pieces)
Juice from 1 lemon
1 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic, or 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season  shrimp with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp until they  start to turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice, garlic, paprika and red pepper to pan. Continue cooking until garlic turns light golden brown and shrimp become opaque, about 1 minute more.

2. Transfer shrimp and sauce to serving plate. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with toothpicks and small pieces of bread to soak up juices.

 Recipe By The Gourmet Mom
Lisa Montalva
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