Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shrimp Scampi: Giovanni's v. Ina

Martinis & Bikinis

Food truck
Giovanni's Shrimp Scampi

I heard about Giovanni's Shrimp Truck before we went to Hawaii.  In 1993, Giovanni's opened in a converted bread truck and used to travel around the island selling delicious shrimp to locals. These days, due to worldwide popularity, there is a long line but it is worth the wait.  Shrimp Scampi is the most popular dish but spicy shrimp and lemon butter shrimp are also award winning and on the menu. We made a trip to Giovanni's and it did not disappoint! Delicious! 

Now that we are home, i'm kind of craving something similar to Giovanni's.  Ina Garten is my go to so I pulled out her cookbooks and started looking for her shrimp scampi recipe.  I found it in Back to Basics.  Guess what's on the menu for Tuesday night? I will let you know the verdict of our taste test.



Linking up


Ina Garten's Baked Shrimp Scampi

Giovanni's menu

My cute niece just after she asked, "Aunt Traci, why do you take pictures of EVERYTHING you eat?"


11 comments:

  1. Oh yum!! That's a good looking food truck. I love the combo of foods: scampi, shaved ice... haha! I also love your niece's comment - so true, right?? :)

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    1. Yes, I think she thought I was nuts for taking my camera everywhere! Thanks for stopping by :)
      Traci

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  2. Food trucks are the best! They seriously have the best food :-D

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    1. They are so good! Thanks for stopping by our blog.
      Traci

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  3. Their shrimp scampi does look amazing! I've never heard of this food truck but love all of our local food trucks.

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    1. It was so delicious! I love food trucks too. We have several in downtown Pensacola that are relatively new and really popular.
      Traci

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  4. mmm this looks delicioussssss


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    xoxo

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    1. Yes, it was! I ate everything on my plate :)

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  5. Yuumm! I made a lemon butter shrimp recipe not too long ago, but now I might need to try Ina's version. Her stuff is always the best!

    Amy Ann
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    1. I agree! She is my go to and does not disappoint :)
      Traci

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  6. My husband would devour this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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