Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Shrimp

5 from 3 reviews

By Diala Canelo
Prep Time: 10 MINUTES
Cook Time: 20 MINUTES
Total Time: 30 MINUTES


For the potatoes

680 g/1.5 lb yellow new (or baby) potatoes

2 tablespoons extra- virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

For the shrimp 

400 g/0.88 lb Fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 cloves of garlic, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the salsa

1  1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves

1/2 English cucumber, chopped

4 radishes, thinly sliced

3/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 avocado, sliced

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Pinch of chili flakes.


A delicious weeknight dinner that takes 30 minutes to make! Crispy smashed potatoes, with garlic shrimp and a fresh salsa on top. It will become your new go-to meal!


  1. Preheat the oven at 400 F. Boil the potatoes in salted water for about 8 minutes or until fork tender. Once ready, place them on a baking sheet, leaving a bit of room in between each potato.
  2. With the bottom of a glass, gently press down each potato.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkle with salt, pepper and dried oregano.
  4. Bake the potatoes for to 15 to 18 minutes, turning them half way trough.
  5. While the potatoes are baking, place all ingredients for the salsa in a medium bowl and let marinate until the potatoes are ready.
  6. 5 to 6 minutes before the potatoes are ready, make the shrimp. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the shrimp, and cook one one side until pink, about 2 to 3 minutes, turn them on the other side and repeat.
  7. To serve, place the potatoes in a large platter and top with the shrimp. Spoon the salsa over the shrimp and top with the avocado slices, feta cheese and chili flakes.

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