Food Recipes Shrimp Pil Pil With Spinach 4.8 (5) 1 Review There’s shrimp and then there’s garlicky, buttery shrimp. There’s just no contest between the two categories—the garlicky, buttery shrimp will win every time. The shrimp in question here are cooked in a riff on Spanish “pil pil” sauce. You’ll toast garlic cloves in butter until fragrant, add smoked paprika for spicy, rich flavor, and then sauté the shrimp until opaque. It’s an easy and quick way to get dinner on the table, and with the addition of wilted spinach, it’s a balanced meal, too. Since you’ll cook the spinach in the same pan as the shrimp, there’s very little cleanup. Win! Don’t skimp on the bread for this meal: it’s crucial for sopping up every last bit of the sauce. Serve with a dry, crisp cider or a lightly effervescent white wine like Albariño or Vinho Verde. By Pam Lolley Pam Lolley Pam Lolley has more than 30 years of experience in the culinary industry. She was the owner and operator of a catering and baking company for eight years prior to joining Southern Living Magazine in their test kitchen in 2003. While at Southern Living, Pam developed nine of the iconic Big White Cakes for the Christmas issue along with several desserts, cakes, and pies that have been featured on Southern Living covers through the years. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Published on October 17, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg DuPree Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced, divided 1 ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper, divided 1 pound fresh spinach ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 ½ pounds peeled, tail-on large raw shrimp 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Toasted bread, for serving (optional) Directions Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add half of the garlic and ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, tossing, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and transfer to a bowl; cover to keep warm. Wipe skillet clean. Pat shrimp dry and season with remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Add butter and remaining 4 tablespoons oil to skillet; heat over medium-high until butter is melted. Add paprika, remaining garlic, and remaining 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is fragrant and garlic softens, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook until opaque and just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side, turning halfway through. Serve shrimp with warm spinach and bread, if using. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 365 Calories 25g Fat 8g Carbs 27g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 365 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Cholesterol 230mg 77% Sodium 704mg 31% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 1g Protein 27g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.