Keeping it short this time. This one is a banger: as delicious as it is easy. There's not even all that much to say. Put a lot of olive oil, like at least a quarter cup, and heat it up with some garlic in there, til the garlic is golden. Add the shrimp, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika (Bittman says hot paprika, but I just used regular with a little cayenne thrown in), and cook until the shrimp are done.
What you get is a spicy, garlicky, simple yet delicious dish. Exactly as advertised. You get a lot of mileage out of very few seasonings because the taste of shrimp shines through. Truly Minimalist. I bet this is good with squid too. Melanie made some lentils and rice to go with it, and it all went together very nicely.