My sister sent me this recipe to try for the appetizer table which I am making for my son's wedding.
1/2 pound uncooked large shrimp,
peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 small bay leaf
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes,
depending on how hot you want it
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Heat oil in skillet. Add the minced garlic, bay leaf and red pepper flakes and stir one minute or until fragrant and garlic is slightly softened. Add shrimp and stir until just cooked through, about 3 minutes (being careful not to overcook!) You want the shrimp opaque and still crunchy/tender. Sprinkle with parsley and salt and pepper to taste.