But don't worry, if you don't have the time or resources to hop on the next flight out to Oahu just for this dish, I've managed to come up with a recipe that (somewhat) replicates the garlicky flavors and silky textures of this iconic North Shore "plate lunch" specialty.
Kahuku-Style "Garlic Butter Shrimp Plate" Recipe
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2) Mix flour, paprika and cayenne pepper to coat the shrimp in.
3) Add clarified butter to a preheated skillet and add chopped garlic. Sautee the garlic for a minute then add the shrimp. (Garlic is a main ingredient, so make sure there is a lot!)
4) Salt lightly and cook one side of the shrimp for a few minutes. Turn the shrimp over and cook on the other for a few more minutes.
5) Add ⅛ cup of white wine and 2 tablespoons of regular butter. Cook until garlic starts to brown.
6) Serve hot with a slice of lemon over a bed of steamed white rice.
It's as simple as that! An authentic, local favorite Hawaii-style comfort food dish that brings back memories of shrimp trucks and pounding surf on the North Shore of Oahu.
EXTRA VIDEO: Unique Eats Featuring "Shrimp Shack" & Other Local Biteries
The Drive Out to North Shore, Kahuku, Oahu
The drive from Waikiki north to Kahuku takes you along the beautiful coastline of rural Hawaii, past historical towns and geographical landmarks. The pace is laid back and the locals are friendly.
Once you get to Kahuku, there are many shrimp trucks you can stop at alongside the road. The best thing to do is just drive from truck to truck and sample the different dishes yourself. You may just find your favorite truck, or maybe even find that your own home recipe is better!
DIRECTIONS: How to get to the Shrimp Trucks in Kahuku
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From Waikiki there are several routes. You can either take HI-83 W, HI-83 E or Pali Hwy to HI-83 W.
It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there by car.
See the map and click on the link for more detailed directions.
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