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  • 1 - pound shrimp
  • 5 tablespoons - extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons - butter
  • 1 heads - fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 - lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoons - coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons - pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons - paprika
  • - white or wild rice, cooked, for serving
  • Directions:

    In a skillet over medium low heat, add 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons butter, and all of the minced raw garlic. Saute the garlic until it is brown, tender and caramelized.

    Add the salt, pepper, paprika, remaining butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and juice from the lemon. Let the sauce develop and carefully add the shrimp in one layer in the pan.

    Shrimp cook quickly and only take about 3-5 minutes on each side. Once they have turned a lovely pink orangeish color, it is time to flip them (don't cook too long or they'll end up tough and rubbery).

    Serve the shrimp with rice (white, normally, but I like to use wild rice) and to get the full Hawaii effect, use the leftover garlic sauce to serve on top of the rice. :)

    Brief Description

    Hawaiian style garlic shrimp, somewhat similar to the buttery garlic shrimp served at food trucks in the islands.

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    Category:  Fish or seafood

    Cuisine:  Seafood

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 15 min


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    Posted On:

    January 1, 2015

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