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garlic shrimp stacked on plate with lemon

Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

You'll feel like you're at food truck in Hawaii with this Hawaiian garlic shrimp which is cooked in a buttery and super garlicky sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 392kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 head garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice and Italian parsley for garnish


  • Use paper towels to pat dry the shrimp.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together the flour, paprika, salt and black pepper. Toss in the shrimp, making sure they are evenly coated.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Pour the butter and garlic in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to same skillet and increase to medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Once cooked pour the garlic butter over and mix to combine.
  • Remove from heat and toss with some fresh lemon juice and parsley if desired.


  • If you don't dry the shrimp with a paper towel, the seasoning mixture will clump up.
  • Use wild shrimp when possible. It is healthier for you and just tastes better. Frozen shrimp works fine too but just make sure they're thawed before cooking.
  • If you like some heat, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • Cook the garlic until it is just starting to get golden brown, otherwise your dish will be bitter.
  • Shrimp cook quickly so cook two minutes per side or until pink and opaque. If you cook too long, shrimp will be tough.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g