First time I had GOOD buttery garlic shrimp was in Hawaii. The sauce was so yummy with steam rice. This is a very simple recipe that requires only 3 ingredients as stated in its name: Butter, garlic and shrimp.
1 lb medium head-off tiger prawns/white shrimps
4-5 tbsp butter
4 cloves of garlic– finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare shrimps ahead: Cut a slit along the back of the shrimps, remove any dirty vein (keep the shell & tail). Rinse well then soak them in cold water sprinkled with some sugar (this is to make the shrimps taste juicy and succulent). Keep chilled until ready to cook. Drain on paper towel and pat dry.
- Add butter to a fry pan and turn heat on high. Add garlic to the melting butter, stir until it gets aromatic. Add shrimps to the pan, turning half way until the shrimps are just almost cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. Dish out and serve hot with steam rice.