Fried Shrimp Bites

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

With Autumn just around the corner, and with it all that great Autumn entertaining, here’s an easy peasy appetizer that will help keep your guests at bay, while they're waiting for the main course.

Be careful though... they won't last very long.

So, you ready... Let's get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
8 about three to four per person
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

MARINADE #1 (MILD)

1 Tbsp
sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp
tamari, or soy sauce
1 tsp
sesame oil
2 tsp
garlic, grated
2 tsp
ginger, grated

MARINADE #2 (HOT)

3 Tbsp
siracha or hot sauce
1 Tbsp
tamari, or soy sauce
1 Tbsp
rice vinegar
1 tsp
sesame oil
3 clove
garlic, smashed
1/2 medium
lime, zest and juice
1 tsp
sugar, table variety
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

THE FRIED SHRIMP

raw medium shrimp (41/50 count), about 20
20
4×4-inch square spring roll wrappers
1 c
peanut oil for frying (or about 1-inch of oil in a skillet)

Step-By-Step

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1THE MARINADE

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2Gather all your ingredients (I’m going for the hot marinade).

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3Peel the shells off the shrimp and remove the digestive tract (if necessary), but leave the tails intact.

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4Chef’s Tip: Save the shells (freeze them), and use them to flavor a fish stew, or other fish dish.

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5Select one of the two marinades provided, mix all the ingredients, and then marinate the shrimp for twenty to thirty minutes.

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6Chef’s Note: Place them in a small covered bowl, and keep refrigerated until ready for use.

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7After thirty minutes, remove the shrimp from the marinade, and discard the marinade.

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8Chef’s Note:
Shrimp are typically measured by the number of shrimp per pound. For example, U-10 shrimp have 10 shrimp per pound, where 51-60’s have 50 to 60 shrimp per pound. Obviously, the higher the count the smaller the shrimp will be. Besides the numbering system, which is easy to understand, you can also find them listed by name. Here are the more common names, and the corresponding number of shrimp per pound:
Name--------Count per pound
Extra Colossal Under 10
Colossal 10/15
Extra jumbo 16/20
Jumbo 21/25
Extra large 26/30
Large 31/35
Medium large 36/42
Medium 43/50
Small 51/60
Extra small 61/70

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9THE FRIED SHRIMP

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10Nick the shrimp on the inside curve, to help them stay straight when wrapping.

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11Lay a wrapper on a clean work surface and place a single shrimp horizontally on the bottom edge of the wrapper. Make sure that the tail extends beyond the wrapper.

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12Chef’s Note: The tail will be the “handle” that the guest will use to hold and dip the shrimp.

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13Take the left edge of the wrapper, and fold over the shrimp.

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14Moisten all the edges with some water.

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15Fold the top down.

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16Use the right edge to finish the wrap.

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17Lay each roll seam side down on a lightly floured plate or sheet pan.

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18Chef's Note: I like to make these a bit rustic... In other words, I don't try to wrap them like a Christmas present.

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19In a large 10-inch skillet, heat oil until it begins to shimmer, about 350f/176c.

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20Fry the shrimp rolls in several batches.

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21Turn several times until the wrapper is crisp and golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.

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22Drain them on paper towels, and repeat for the remaining rolls.

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23Serve with sauce of your choice. I prefer Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise, or a good cocktail sauce. Enjoy

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24Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Dairy Free, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy