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Shrimp with onions and tomatoes
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Spanish Style Shrimp Tapas with Tomatoes and Onions Recipe

Here is a classic Spanish tapas dish with shrimp, tomatoes, onions and cooked in a dry white wine sauce.  A little red pepper flake give it some heat. You will love this gambas con tomate y cebolla appetizer dish and it is so easy to make. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword authentic, camarones, easy recipe, gambas, tapas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 162 kcal


Optional: 2 oz grated Manchego cheese


  1. In a large skillet, sauté the onion in olive oil on low until onion is translucent.
  2. Add the tomatoes, wine, oregano, vinegar, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn down heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until thick.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook until pink.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and Manchego cheese.
  6. Make sure plenty of warm crusty bread is on hand.

Recipe Notes

  • If you can't find fresh Roma tomatoes, diced can works just as well.
  • The pairing is up to you. Try rice, pasta, or crusty bread. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long can I store the shrimp tapas in the refrigerator? Once they have cooled you can store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
  • How do I reheat the shrimp tapas? Reheat the shrimp in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and stop to stir every 30-45 seconds until hot.
  • Can I freeze the shrimp tapas in the sauce? Yes, allow them to cool and you can freeze in airtight containers for up to 2 months. Thaw completely in the refrigerator and then reheat in the microwave as described above.
Nutrition Facts
Spanish Style Shrimp Tapas with Tomatoes and Onions Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 592mg26%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 9.6mg12%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.