shrimp shack

Garlic Shrimp at the Shrimp Shack

Want a taste of Hawaii? Garlic Shrimp is just like you'll find on the islands. Slow roasted garlic, ginger and chili's combine for the best shrimp plate. 
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 677
Author Souper Chef Deb


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic you can purchase pre-chopped garlic!
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 Fresno chili seeded, membranes removed and finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime 1 zest and the lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 pound shrimp deveined, shells removed and rinsed
  • 1 cup jasmine rice cooked according to package directions.


  • Make sure the shrimp is deveined and clean well, rinse and pat dry - set aside. Chop the garlic, mince the ginger, chili & cilantro.
  • Next begin roasting the garlic & spices. Add the butter and canola oil to a large skillet over low heat. When the butter has melted, add the garlic, ginger and chopped chili. Continue cooking this on low and stirring occasionally for 20-30 minutes. Do not get in a hurry and turn up the heat. Roasting garlic slowly mellows the flavor of the garlic and makes it sweet and delicious. If you try and cook it more quickly the garlic will become bitter and that's definitely not what you are going for. Additionally, half a cup chopped garlic sounds like a lot, but do yourself a favor and cheat just this once and purchased the pre-chopped garlic (not minced!).
  • Cook the rice according to package directions. When cooked, fluff with fork and set aside.
  • Increase the heat to medium and add the shrimp in one layer across the pan. When pink on the first side 2-3 minutes, flip them over and cook the second side of the shrimp. About 5 minutes total.
  • When the shrimp are cooked, remove the pan from the heat. Add the zest & juice of the lime, cilantro and soy sauce. Toss to coat evenly. Wa-la - you are done! Serve over cooked rice and with some fruit for a delicious, healthy meal.


Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 91g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1307mg | Sodium: 4299mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 497mg | Iron: 9.1mg