Thursday, August 21, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Hawaiian-Style Garlic Shrimp

The countdown to Maui is on......

This year, we are stopping over in Oahu to visit Brian's brother Kerry and his wife Julie.

If we had more time, I'd love to explore the North Shore and check out the food carts.  You know food carts here in Portland are insanely popular, our city has put food carts on the map and you know has Oahu.

I found this recipe, based on a recipe from a food cart on Oahu called Giovanni's.  Nothing tastes like shrimp in Hawaii, but this recipe looks unique an easy to prepare.


Hawaiian Style Garlic Shrimp


1 pound large shrimp, shell on, de-veined
3/4 cup clarified butter
1 head garlic, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 cup dry white wine
1-2 teaspoons Hawaiian sea salt
1 lemon, cut into wedges


De-vein shrimp.  Combine flour, paprika and cayenne in a dish.  Toss the shrimp in the flour mix to coat.  

Heat a large skillet with over medium heat and add the clarified butter and garlic.  Cook for 1-3 minutes then add the shrimp in a single layer.  Cook for 3-4 minutes on one side, then turn and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  

Add the white wine and salt.  Cook for 1-2 minutes.  Squeeze a bit of lemon over the shrimp.  Serve with a slice of lemon, side of rice and some steamed veggies.

Image courtesy of Google Images
Tons of copy-cat recipes on the web for this yummy shrimp