Garlic Butter Shrimp Canapés

Garlic Butter Shrimp Canapés



This is my version of recipes inspired by Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in Hawaii. It’s garlicky and had certain acidity with creamy cheese spread on the bottom.
The chunks of caramelized garlic with lemon butter harmonized well which is creamy, soft, and rich.
Also, parsley gives a certain green and grassy aroma and peppery flavour and lemon juice gives a citrus flavour.

You can substitute shrimp for scallops.


6 black tiger shrimp, sliced to half
10g (2-3 cloves) garlic, chopped
15ml lemon juice
20g butter
10ml olive oil
7g fresh parsley, chopped
24g cheese spread (12g garlic cream cheese+ 12 feta cheese)
12 cracker
chives, for garnish

to marinade
25ml olive oil
2g salt
Cajun spice mix
2g black pepper
2g paprika powder
2g cumin
2g cayenne pepper


Cut the shrimp into half.

In a small bowl combine cajun spice mix, salt, and olive oil. Marinate for 30 mins.

In a pan, melt the half of butter and olive oil on medium heat.

Sauté the shrimp and when it’s cooked, remove it from the heat and set aside.

Melt the left half butter in the same pan and add garlic and heat until become fragrant.

Place shrimp back into the pan. Add parsley and lemon juice.

To assemble the canapés, spread cream cheese on each cracker. Top each with shrimp and garnish with the chive.

Bon appetite!


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