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Smoky Shrimp Confit in Oil

Smoky Shrimp Confit

Shrimp is slow cooked in a bath of oil seasoned with herbs, garlic, and paprika.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound shrimp (deveined)
  • 1 tbsp Sweet paprika
  • 1/2 small onion cut into wedges
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 sprig thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 11/2 cups oil don't use olive oil. Canola oil or a bland oil like safflower works best.
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes


  • In a medium sized pot, add in the oil. Add in the rosemary, thyme, onion, and garlic. Cook over medium heat until the oil is fragrant. This process takes no more than ten minutes. Let the oil cool down and strain. This step can be completed a day or two ahead.
  • Pour strained oil back into the pot. Add in the paprika, chili flakes, and salt. Heat up until oil is just warm, around 200F. It should be at low heat.
  • Add in the shrimp in bulk, carefully. Doing this brings down the temperature of the oil so that it does not fry the shrimp. Keep oil on low heat. Monitor the heat to be sure it is not too hot. Cook until shrimp for about 20 minutes when it starts getting a pink hue.
Keyword confit, paprika, seafood, shrimp, shrimp confit