Hawaiian Shrimp Truck Special (Garlic Lemon Butter Shrimp)

"Caramelized garlic and lemon with a little spice make up this shrimp truck treat! Serve this with rice, lemon wedge, and a slice of pineapple for a pretty presentation! From The Half-Baked Harvest blog."
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Ready In:
2hrs 45mins




  • Add the shrimp to a gallon size ziplock bag or medium size bowl with the olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, chopped garlic, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, flour, cayenne pepper and pepper. Toss well to combine, seal the bag or cover the bowl and place in the fridge for 2 hours or up 24 hours.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot use a slotted spoon to scoop the shrimp out of the marinade and into the hot skillet, season with salt and pepper. Make sure to scoop up all the garlic as well. Saute the shrimp until pink, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the pan leaving the garlic in the skillet.
  • Add the salted butter and 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or more or less to your taste) to the skillet. Cook the garlic in the butter until it begins to caramelize and turn golden brown. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, the juice of 1/2 a lemon and zest if using. Drizzle with the warm garlic butter over the shrimp. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve with steamed white rice, lemon wedge and a slice of pineapple, if desired.

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  1. ForeverMama
    This shrimp dish sure doesn’t lack any flavor, rather, it’s packed with Yummy! Though we didn’t have it over rice, I can see it would be wonderful with it. Loved the garlickiness and the lemon… I can never get enough. I did marinate it for 24 hours, but think I will marinate less next time, as the lemon kind-a cooked it before cooking it over the stove-top, but no fear it was delicious! Thank you, Chef PotPie, for sharing! Made it for Best of 2020 as recommended by DieniaB.
    • Review photo by ForeverMama
  2. DailyInspiration
    Fabulous shrimp! Loved everything about this recipe and can't wait to make it again. It's so easy and amazingly flavorful. This recipe is going into my Best Of 2021 file for sure.
  3. LifeIsGood
    This recipe went directly into my Best of 2020 file! Delicious shrimp!!! The sauce is soooooo flavorful and decadent. It was perfect served over some brown rice, but would be equally great over pasta. Garlic butter and shrimp? Yes, please! So good.
  4. MarraMamba
    Bar none one of the best garlic shrimp out there. It just disappeared
  5. Dienia B.
    This is sooooo good .i loved it thank you. didnt use as much garlic .but my oldest sister would lol


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