Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Awesome Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

The BEST Garlic Shrimp ever! It’s similar to the famous shrimp you purchase at the food trucks in Hawaii. Made with succulent shrimp cooked in a supplementary garlicky, deliciously rich, butter based sauce.

Hawaiian Style Garlic Shrimp

I really like this recipe because not just does it pack an abundance of fresh flavor but it’s incredibly easy to prepare.

And who doesn’t love a delicious sautéed shrimp recipe? And also a fast dish, accumulated with basic ingredients, that’s sure to impress?

It’s some of those entrees that’s perfect for a busy day yet it’s so good you’d love to serve it to guests at a weekend get together.

Shrimp is definitely good (when properly cooked of course) but proper you finish it off with a sauce this good people will undoubtedly be discussing it for days and looking for another taste of this savory decadence.

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Ingredients

  • Raw shrimp: Go with the additional large size about 21 – 30 count per pound. Peel and devein unless you choose the shells left on.
  • Unsalted butter: Salted butter works fine to just don’t season shrimp with just as much salt.
  • Coconut oil: Regular or extra virgin olive oil will work.
  • Garlic: You may need plenty of garlic here, about 1 medium size head of garlic. Yes almost a complete head of garlic! It’s so good trust in me!
  • All-purpose flour: This can help the buttery sauce stay glued to the shrimp.
  • Paprika: Go for standard sweet paprika for this recipe not smoked. Smoked may overpower the enticing garlic flavor.
  • Cayenne pepper: I really like the light kick of heat this adds. If you would like it spicier add more, if that you do not like heat then omit.
  • Salt and pepper: Season to taste.
  • Lemon juice: Stay with fresh lemon for best flavor. This just finishes off the dish with a wonderful bright flavor.
  • Parsley: This fresh herb simply for a wonderful pretty finish and mild flavor, you can omit if you do not have any on hand.

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How to Make Easy Garlic Shrimp

  1. Using paper towels, dab shrimp dry of excess moisture on both sides. Place in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper as desired. Toss to evenly coat.
  3. Melt butter with olive oil in a big 12-inch non-stick skillet.
  4. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds until nicely fragrant (but not browning!).
  5. Add shrimp in an even layer in skillet. Cook on first side until pinkish color on bottom, about 2 minutes. Then flip and cook opposite side until just cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.
  6. Remove from heat, toss with lemon and garnish with parsley if using.
  7. Serve straight away topped with extra garlic butter sauce from pan.

What to Serve with It

  • White rice (I want it with jasmine rice)
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Steamed or roasted vegetables such as for instance broccoli or asparagus
  • Pasta (a thin spaghetti as well as something such as orzo are good options)

How to Reheat Shrimp

  • Shrimp is some of those things that’s always just best served shortly after cooking initially around but don’t toss those leftovers, they may be reheated.
  • No matter what method you will be using to reheat you’ll want to cook over a reasonably low heat and only warm through or it will become rubbery.
  • Because of this recipe (or a similar recipe with a sauce) you can reheat in a pot over low to medium-low heat with the sauce, or reheat in the microwave, covered, on 50% power just until heated.
  • For other recipes that don’t add a sauce you can reheat in a pot with only a little olive oil.

Tips for Garlic Shrimp

  • Don’t brown the garlic or it’ll taste bitter and ruin the dish.
  • Don’t skip drying the surplus moisture from shrimp or the seasoning mixture will just clump up.
  • Careful never to overcook shrimp or it’ll ruin the tender texture.
  • Finish with fresh lemon for a delicious finishing touch.
  • Serve it warm. Some shrimp recipes are meant to be served cold however not this one.

 

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Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Awesome Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

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The BEST Garlic Shrimp ever! It’s just like the famous shrimp you buy at the food trucks in Hawaii. Made with succulent shrimp cooked in an extra garlicky, deliciously rich, butter based sauce.

  • Author: Harold Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: HAWAIIAN
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup (slightly packed) minced fresh garlic (nearly 1 medium head)
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using papar towels, dab shrimp dry of excess moisture on both sides. Place in a bowl.

  2. Sprinkle with flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper as desired. Toss to evenly coat.

  3. Melt butter with olive oil in a large 12-inch non-stick skillet.

  4. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds until nicely fragrant (but not browning!).

  5. Add shrimp in an even layer in skillet. Cook on first side until pinkish color on bottom, about 2 minutes. Then flip and cook opposite side until just cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.

  6. Remove from heat, toss with lemon and garnish with parsley if using.

  7. Serve right away topped with extra garlic butter sauce from pan.