Hawaiian Shrimp Truck Garlic Scampi Recipe

Bring the delicious garlicky shrimpy taste of Hawaii to your kitchen! 

Here on the North Shore of Oahu, we have one of the best food truck lots in the world! When the famous Giovanni's Shrimp Truck opened a second location in Haleiwa, we were ecstatic. 

However, for those times when you roll up only to find the parking lot roped off due to high occupancy, it is nice to have options! With this shrimp scampi recipe, you can enjoy the garlicky goodness of your favorite Hawaiian shrimp truck without even leaving your kitchen. Impress your friends with this authentic recipe!

Hawaiian Shrimp Truck Garlic Scampi

Serves 2-3, estimated cook/prep time: 20-25 min.


1 lb. shrimp (headless, shell-on, tail-on, deveined) 
        *time saving tip: use frozen, peeled, tail-on shrimp
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper to taste
2 oz. butter
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1 bulb fresh minced garlic
2 tbsp. white wine
1/4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. fish sauce (very important)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
garnish with lemon wedges
serve with your favorite chili pepper condiment 
(tabasco, chili pepper paste, chili pepper flakes, etc.)



Toss shrimp in flour/cayenne pepper mixture to coat. 
Melt butter in a pan.
Add olive oil after butter melts.
Lightly saute the garlic until aromatic.
Add shrimp mixture and begin to saute.
Mix white wine, sugar, and fish sauce before adding to the pan.
Stir until cooked through.
Add black pepper and mix evenly.
Serve immediately with a lemon wedge, chili sauce, and white rice. 


This recipe is a favorite of people of all ages. My daughter enjoyed it as a baby! When serving this to children, consider using pre-peeled shrimp and eliminating the cayenne and black pepper. The most important tip to make the best Hawaiian shrimp truck scampi is to use at least an entire bulb of garlic and make sure not to omit the fish sauce! This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled, cooked in batches, and reheated for large groups of people. Enjoy =)

For added authenticity, use premium quality shrimp.

The flour mixture helps the garlic sauce adhere to the shrimp.


DO NOT skimp on the garlic!

I hope you enjoy serving my favorite Hawaiian shrimp scampi recipe to your ohana! Please let me know how you like it. Leave a comment on social media. I'd love to hear from you! Call me to schedule your North Shore massage appointment. For the time being under Tier 1, I can only provide massage at your outdoor location. I look forward to working with you soon.

Sonia Beauchamp
The Haleiwa Massage Muse
at North Shore Integrated Massage LLC