Learn how to make the garlic shrimp recipe just like Giovanni’s on the North Shore of Oahu with this recipe by Jason Hill. Photo by Veronica Hill.
This Hawaiian garlic shrimp recipe was inspired by our visit to the North Shore, where we dined at the Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Kahuku. Serve this garlic shrimp scampi with steamed sticky rice and a lemon wedge. You leave the shell on only during the cooking process. This keeps the shrimp tender and moist. Once cooked, peel and eat the shrimp. If you want the spicy Hawaiian shrimp, add a few dashes of Sriracha to the dish just before serving. Enjoy!
- 10 shell-on U-15 (extra large) shrimp, deveined
- 1 head (10 cloves) garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (1 tablespoon for spicier tastes)
- 1/2 stick clarified butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 cup white wine (optional)
- 2 tablespoons regular butter
- Rinse and thaw shrimp in cool running water. Lightly pat dry.
- In a wide dish, mix the flour, paprika and cayenne pepper. Toss lightly with your hands and coat each piece of shrimp on both sides.
- Heat saute pan over high heat, then add clarified butter and garlic. Stir for 1 minute.
- Add all of the shrimp to the pan and saute 3 minutes on each side.
- After 3 minutes on the second side, add the 1/8 cup of white wine and 2 tablespoons butter. Saute, turning occasionally, until it browns a bit.
- Remove shrimp from pan and serve with two mounds of sticky steamed Calrose rice and a lemon wedge.
- Spoon extra garlic butter sauce over the rice and shrimp. Add extra salt and cayenne pepper to taste if desired. Siracha Sauce adds a nice kick as well.
Recipe by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com
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This Garlic Shrimp is a dead-on replica of the famous shrimp trucks on the North Shore. Photo by Veronica Hill.