Buttery Garlic Shrimp | Hawaiian Food Truck

If you’ve ever been Hawaii and had the pleasure of trying garlic shrimp from one of the food trucks, then this might look familiar. If not, then you’re in for a nice surprise! This is my take on the islands’ famous garlic shrimp. These juicy, succulent prawns are cooked in a buttery garlic sauce with an extra kick of cayenne and served with a squeeze of lemon and fragrant coconut rice. It’s super easy to prepare and is packed full of flavor.


1 pound deveined medium or large shrimp (peeled or unpeeled)
1 medium head of garlic, chopped
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter (salted butter is fine, reduce the salt in the recipe)
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne (adjust for spiciness level)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
fresh parsley
black pepper

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