Serves 4 as a first course
Calories per serving: 159

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika (or smoked Spanish paprika if available)
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 bay leaves
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Pinch of cayenne
Juice of half a lemon

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

2. Add paprika, garlic and bay leaves, and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly so the garlic and spices do not burn.

3. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the shrimp and saute for about 3 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink and are opaque.

4. Transfer the shrimp to a warm serving dish, and toss with salt, parsley, pinch of cayenne and a squeeze of lemon.