Hawaiian Shrimp Recipe

I love tasting different foods while on vacation and this one happens to be one of my favorites from Hawaii. I experimented a bit with different recipes and found this one to be the one that my family and I enjoyed the most. I hope you enjoy it too!


  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 12 oz. large shrimp cleaned and deveined (I leave tail on)
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 8 garlic cloves minced (the more, the better)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh chopped parsley (I use for garnish)


  • Place dry ingredients in a resealable bag, (paprika, salt, black pepper, and flour). Shake well to mix.
  • Add the shrimp to the bag and seal it.  Shake until the shrimp is coated with the flour mixture and set aside. 
  • Add the butter to a large skillet and melt. Add the minced garlic, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until you notice the garlic is translucent and dark in color.
  • Remove the garlic from the pan and set aside. Add olive oil to the pan. Once heated, add in the shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. For best results, do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Pour the garlic mixture over the shrimp while in the skillet. Heat while stirring to combine together. Before serving, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.

*Serve alone as an appetizer or as a meal over rice. Enjoy!