Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

You can say Matt and I have the foodie gene. But when it comes down to it, we just love a good dose of flavor and this dish hits the mark. We were inspired by an episode of "Unique Eats" where they feature a food truck called "Shrimp Shack" in Hawaii. And since seafood is one of our favorites, we decided it was time to make our own version.

A good douce of Sriracha, a handful of garlic, lots of butter, and a whole batch of fresh shrimp - how bad can that be?

Start off by parboiling the shrimp in a seasoned broth for about a minute. We used water seasoned with dried parsley, red chili flakes, and garlic powder, but I bet seafood stock would be a great alternative.

Set your parboiled shrimp aside and get chopping on your garlic. Remember, there's no such thing as too much garlic! Once you have a good mince, throw it all into a pan with melted butter. Ideally, clarified butter would be best, but it didn't occur to us until after it was all said and done. No worries, it will still taste delicious.

By now, your kitchen should be smelling amazing.

Once things starts getting fragrant, throw the shrimp you've set aside into the pan and let all that garlic butter soak in.

And now comes the best part - Sriracha. Put in as much or as little as you want, but as you can see, there was no holding us back.

Wait for the sauce thicken up and you're good to go! Serve it over rice or quinoa.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp
(Serves 4)

1 lb of fresh shrimp
4 cups of water or stock
1 tsp of dried parsley
1 tsp of dried red chili flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp of minced garlic
1/2 cup of clarified butter
1/4 cup of Sriracha
1 cup of cooked rice

*Cooking instructions above

The best part about this recipe is that you can easily tailor it to your liking - less butter, more Sriracha, etc. As long as you pick out the freshest ingredients, that's what matters. Hope you enjoy!

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