I had the same shrimp again the next day, in a paella. This is a quite a famous paella restaurant in Madrid called La Barraca. I highly recommend it! I started off with a starter of pimentos with bacalao and olive oil, which was absolutely delicious. I followed that with Paella Mariniere, their house paella, which is paella with a mix of seafood (see photo above). I ended the evening with a beautiful flan with ice cream.
So, how does this carabinero shrimp taste like? Well, the truth is that it probably looks better than it tastes. Don’t get me wrong but after cooking, the shrimp meat shrinks to only half the size of its shell. I’m guessing that all the wonderful flavors of the shrimp go into the dish, like the paella for instance.
Still, the Carabinero is the most beautiful shrimp I’ve ever seen.