We have been trying out different recipes and ingredients to make our own garlic shrimp like the ones they serve at the roadside shrimp trucks on the North Shore. After several unsuccessful attempts, I think we finally did it!
The shrimp was perfectly cooked and the seasoning was just the right amount, which complemented the shrimp’s sweetness nicely. It was so ONO over rice. AM couldn’t eat it fast enough. He was licking his plate clean just as I was attacking my second piece of shrimp.
NORTH SHORE GARLIC SHRIMP
(my own recipe – serves 2)
14 jumbo shrimp (count 13-15 shrimp/lb)
3 large cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon ONO Hawaiian seasoning (or sea salt)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 teaspoons table salt
4 tablespoons paprika
1/4 cup white wine
1. Clean and de-vein shrimp. Leave the shell on.
2. In a bowl, coat the shrimp with garlic powder and table salt.
3. In a fry pan, heat butter and olive oil on medium heat. Swirl the pan so the butter melts in the oil.
4. Add raw garlic, wine, juice from the lemon, sea salt, and half of the paprika. Stir until it bubbles.
5. Add shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes. Lower the heat a little.
6. Once the shrimp starts turning pink, add half of the remaining paprika and flip the shrimp.
7. Cook for another 3-4 minutes and add remaining paprika.
8. Flip the shrimp one last time and turn off the heat.
9. Serve with white rice and enjoy!
If you try this recipe out for yourself, please leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out!