This Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp will have you salivating before you even dig in! Here’s my take on the crowd-favorite local Hawaiian dish which you can find at the food trucks in Hawaii.
The dish is essentially shrimp that’s coated with a mixture of corn starch, cayenne, paprika and salt before sautéing it in oil. Then it’s combined with delicious garlic butter sauce that contains some lemon juice which pulls the flavors all together. The shrimp is always served with rice and lemon wedges.
As a garlic lover, this dish is an absolute dream. It’s so easy to make, and most of the ingredients are ones you already have in the pantry!
Also, the aroma that arises from that garlic butter is absolutely mouth-watering. Enjoy!
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Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp
- 1 lb shrimp
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp neutral oil
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 head garlic minced
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/4 tbsp salt
- 3/4 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 juice of lemon
- Clean and devein the shrimp but leave the shell on (see notes).
- In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and add shrimp. Toss and make sure every shrimp is coated.
- In a shallow pan, add 4 tbsp of neutral oil and heat it up over medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot enough, add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until it's crisp and brown. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a clean pan over medium heat and once its melted, add minced garlic.
- Let it cook for 2 minutes or until right before it turns golden brown. Turn down the heat, add the seasoning and lemon juice. Stir and turn off heat.
- Add shrimp and coat it with the garlic butter sauce. Serve with white rice and lemon wedge. Enjoy!