Giovanni's Shrimp Scampi

READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by Bizzy-Bee

Finally had this at the truck in Haleiwa on Oahu. Amazing! If you don't like garlic, then don't bother. The secret is to leave the shells on the shrimp while cooking. This is a pretty close replica.

Top Review by kc

My hubby and I ate at Giovanni's shrimp truck 5 months ago. I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it hit the mark. The family loved it and we thought the recipe was spot on. Great job, Bizzy-bee! The instructions were perfect, right down to when to turn off the heat. This recipe is a new family favorite and we will make it again and again! We are very grateful for the recipe! Thanks, Kay~Cee

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 large raw shrimp, deveined
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 cup clarified butter (ghee)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 2 scoops sticky white rice, for serving


  1. Rinse shrimp in cool running water and lightly pat dry. Stir the shrimp, garlic, salt, pepper, flour and butter gently together in a covered container. Allow to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour. Remove from fridge and let sit at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high until hot. Pour contents of container into pan and sauté shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side. Once the garlic begins to brown, turn off heat. Remove the shrimp immediately and serve with the rice and lemon wedge. Spoon the extra sauce over the rice and shrimp.

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