Food Truck Garlic Shrimp

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Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on May 1, 2013.



Food Truck Garlic Shrimp

  • 3/4 cup clarified butter (approximately 2 sticks of unsalted butter melted and with milk solids and water removed)
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for additional heat)
  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp with shell, deveined
  • 1 1/2 head of fresh garlic peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Hawaiian sea salt
  • 1 fresh lemon cut into wedges


  1. In a small saucepan, add two sticks of unsalted butter.
  2. Over low heat, melt butter completely, about 5 minutes.
  3. Skim the milk solids off the top of the melted butter.
  4. Measure out 3/4 cup of the clarified butter; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, and optional red pepper flakes.
  6. Gently pat off any excess moisture from the shrimp and add to the flour mixture; toss gently.
  7. In a large skillet, add the clarified butter and garlic.
  8. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Tap off excess flour/cornstarch from the shrimp and place in the skillet (single layer only, do not overcrowd).
  10. Cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  11. Add the chicken broth, vinegar, and salt to the shrimp and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  12. Place shrimp on a platter cover with the remaining butter garlic sauce and squeeze a wedge of lemon over the shrimp.
  13. Serve with hot rice and lemon wedges on the side.

Makes 2 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including rice):
1280 calories, 88 g fat, 55 g saturated fat, 600 mg cholesterol, greater than 3500 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 45 g protein


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Hello, we can confirm that this recipe does call for the amounts shown. Heads of garlic is correct.

by Hawaiian Electric on 6/15/2017

Can I verify that this recipe calls for one and a half HEADS of garlic and not cloves? Sounds like a lot for the recipe.Thank you.

by Jo Jo Z on 5/18/2017