Gambas Al Ajillo (shrimp With Garlic)

1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons tomato paste
pinch salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons dry sherry
1/2 cup olive oil
5 cloves garlic ; peeled and minced
1 pound fresh shrimp ; rinsed peeled deveined

In a small bowl blend together the paprika, hot sauce, tomato paste, salt, cayenne pepper, and sherry. Reserve. Warm the olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat and saute the garlic until fragrant, usually about a minute or two. Add the shrimp to the skillet and toss to coat. Add the reserved spice mixture, and toss to blend. Cook until the shrimp are pink, and serve warm from the skillet. Great with rice or pasta.

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