How to make spicy shrimp with Romesco sauce (easy 20 minute tapas recipe)


by Papri Spice



Full recipe:

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Pan-fried Spicy Shrimp with Romesco Sauce is a quick and easy recipe that is ideal for serving as a tasty tapas or as finger food. Spicy pan-fried shrimp covered in plenty of cayenne and spice pair perfectly with a rich and smoky romesco sauce that’s made with smoked red peppers, tomato, garlic, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.

This recipe comes together in around 20 minutes and is great served either hot or cold. As a tapas, this recipe makes 4 servings (3 shrimp per person), but scale this recipe as you need. Romesco sauce can be made in batches in advance and will store in the fridge for up to four days. Always best served with plenty of fresh bread as the tasty sauce deserves a good mop-up.

______Ingredients for the spicy shrimp______
12 large raw shrimp (around 1 pound/450grams)
1 baguette
1 teaspoon of crushed Nora Peppers (or sub for cayenne pepper if you prefer more spicy)
Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
½ lemon (for serving)

______Ingredients for the Romesco Sauce______Makes approx. 7 fl. Oz. / 200ml
3.5 oz. (100g) blanched almonds
3.5 oz. (100g) roasted red peppers from a jar, drained
4-5 tablespoons of tomato paste (or 2 grated tomatoes)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar, plus extra to season (optional).
1/2 tsp of sweet smoked paprika
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
½ a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chili flakes (optional if you want spicy)

______Equipment needed______
1 12 inch/30cm skillet
Wooden spoon or spatula
1 sharp knife and chopping board
1 food processor or blender

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