Friday, August 3, 2012

Ono Grindz- Giovanni's Shrimp Scampi CopyCat Recipe

We are still having Hawaii withdrawals...sigh...but at least we can recreate some of the yummy food we devoured over there =)

Let's start off with recreating our version of the Giovanni's Shrimp Scampi recipe!  This dish is simple 12 jumbo shrimp with two scoops of rice.  So simple, yet one of the most delicious things I ate on our honeymoon.

I followed the recipe listed on this Youtube video

24 Shrimp, deveined and shell on
1 head (10 cloves) garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Small Tub of Light Butter (semi-healthy version)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup white wine

First thing's first, chop a butt load of garlic...

Mix the flour, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish...

Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture.  Make sure the shrimp are fairly dry before dredging!  Also, make sure to shake any excess flour off the shrimp.

Heat a frying pan to medium high heat.  Place about 3/4 of the tub of butter in the sauce pan and the chopped garlic.  Heat until butter is thoroughly melter, about 3 minutes. 

Place the shrimp in the pan in a single layer.  Cook the shrimp for 3 minutes.  Then flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Make sure to season each side of the shrimp with salt.

Then add the white wine and the remainder of the butter.  Melt the butter in the pan and toss shrimp to coat. 

Here's the final product!  It's pretty close to the real thing!

Our version of Giovanni's Shrimp Scampi

Giovanni's Shrimp Scampi

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