Shrimp Wagon’s Shrimp Scampi

You can make Shrimp Scampi just like the Shrimp Wagon.

plate of shrimp scampi

Shrimp Wagon’s Shrimp Scampi

Thanks to EMT for this recipe.

homemade Shrimp Wagon shrimp scampi on a serving dish

Shrimp Wagon's Shrimp Scampi

Make Shrimp Scampi just like the Shrimp Wagon in Hawaii 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp Recipes, Shrimp Scampi
Servings: 4
Calories: 278kcal


  • 5 bulbs garlic
  • 2 pounds shrimp with shells medium size (21/25 count).
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic optional if desired


  •  Roast garlic bulbs.
  • While garlic is being roasted, rinse shrimp with water then cut along the back to the tail.  Devein shrimp leaving shells and tails intact.
  • Rinse shrimp again and pat dry with paper towels. Place shrimp aside until ready to use. 
  • Remove skins from roasted garlic and place garlic into a blender. Add oil and salt.
  • Puree garlic, oil, and salt until the mixture looks like wet sand.  
  • Place shrimp into a bowl and pour the garlic mixture over shrimp. Toss to coat all the shrimp with the garlic mixture.
  • Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator. Allow shrimp to marinate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to cook, remove shrimp from the bowl and pour the garlic mixture into a deep frying pan.
  • Heat garlic mixture on medium/high heat until puree garlic starts to brown.
  • When pureed garlic starts to brown, you can add fresh minced garlic into the pan if desired.
  • Add shrimp and cook until done, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, remove shrimp and place them in a serving dish. Spoon out garlic onto shrimp using a slotted spoon.
  • Serve over pasta or rice.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

Canola oil is used because it does not solidify in the refrigerator thus allowing the roasted garlic flavor to soak into the shrimp.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 2343mg | Potassium: 181mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 4.8mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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