Garlic Shrimp Scampi just like the Hawaiian Shrimp Scampi from Shrimp Shack plates.
I first tasted the Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Scampi from Shrimp Shack in 2015 at SM North EDSA. My husband and I loved it so much that I searched online trying to imitate the same taste. I tried different recipes but the taste was not close enough to the real thing. My husband really loves shrimp and often requests me to cook shrimp scampi for dinner. I wanted to give up making it because I couldn’t quite get the same taste from Shrimp Shack. My husband’s continuous encouragement (and persistence) would have me searching for the right recipe until I finally discovered the technique on how to do it.
15-20 pcs medium size shrimp (shell on and deveined)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 tablespoon table salt
1 stick unsalted butter (real butter, NOT margarine)
10-12 pcs garlic cloves (finely chopped)
1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper
lemon or calamansi (optional)
steamed white rice
- Lightly season shrimp with salt and pepper
- Mix flour, paprika, cayenne, white sugar and salt
- Coat the shrimp with flour mixture and set aside
- In a large pan, heat the butter in medium heat until butter melted (be sure not to burn the butter)
- Saute the garlic for 2-3 minutes then add the shrimp
- Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side slowly (it is important to to cook the shrimp in low heat)
- Serve with steamed white rice
Notes*** My simple rule is to cook everything for 3 minutes. That is, 3 minutes to cook the butter, 3 minutes to saute the garlic and 3 minutes each side to fry the shrimp.