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Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp

This Copycat Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp recipe is loaded with garlic butter and lots of flavor! Serve the shrimp over white rice to help soak up all of the delicious garlic butter!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time49 mins
Course: main dish
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Keyword: shrimp
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 942kcal
Cost: $29.96


  • pie plate
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • skillet
  • Measuring spoons
  • pot
  • whisk



  • 3 pounds shell-on shrimp often called EZ peel jumbo or extra jumbo shrimp, thawed if previously frozen
  • 4 ½ Tablespoons paprika
  • 3 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 ½ cup salted butter
  • 3 large heads of garlic about 15-20 cloves each, minced


  • 3 cups long-grain rice cooked as per package instructions
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges



  • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels; set aside.
  • In a pie dish, whisk together paprika, flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne (if using).
  • Add half of the shrimp to the pie plate and toss the shrimp into the paprika mixture until all of the shrimp are evenly coated.


  • In a large 12-inch skillet over low heat, add half of the butter and half of the garlic and cook, often stirring, for 4 minutes.


  • Turn the heat up to medium and add the shrimp to a single layer. Some may overlap.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-4, or until the shrimp are no longer translucent on the side touching the pan (the cooking time varies depending on how big your shrimp are).
  • Then turn the shrimp over and cook for another 2-4 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and spoon the garlic butter over the shrimp.
  • Transfer the shrimp and garlic butter mixture to a bowl.
  • Repeat the entire process with the remaining ingredients.


  • Serve the shrimp with 2 scoops of rice, and spoon some of the garlic butter over the rice.
  • Serve and enjoy!


You’ll need to cook the shrimp in two batches to make six servings.


Serving: 0.5pound | Calories: 942kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 408mg | Sodium: 2239mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4452IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg