Buffalo Shrimp Recipe

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Buffalo Shrimp

Gary Hancq


Enjoyed this treat for the first time when I happened upon "Danny's Pub" near the Fox Valley Shopping Mall in Aurora, Ill. at lunch time, while working toward my second retirement, 7 or 8 years ago. It wasn't a Beer Stop -- It was a Shrimp Stop.

From that first sampling I was hooked and made many stops at "Danny's". Never did manage to beg, barter or borrow the recipe from those folks.

Next best thing -- Discern the tastes and attempt to duplicate it.

This comes close and is one of my favorite sauces for Breaded Shrimp and Hot Wings.

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One or a crowd


10 Min


20 Min


large breaded shrimp a few or enough for a crowd
oil for frying or deep frying


1/2 c
frank's red hot buffalo wing sauce
1/3 stick
1/3 c
real lemon or real lime
1/4 tsp
tabasco sauce (optional for added heat)
1/3 c
ketchup prefer heinz


celery and carrot sticks and a bleu cheese and/or a ranch dressing for dipping

Directions Step-By-Step

As with most things I have to try to take a good thing and try to make it better. Wouldn't know how to survive, if I couldn't put a personal touch to things. So this is what I do to Franks Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, to make it my own.
In microwave proof bowl combine the sauce ingredients and nuke on high for 3 minutes. It will sput and spatter so cover with a paper towel. After 3 minutes remove and mix well and combine. If needed nuke an additional 2 or 3 minutes, and again stir well. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. I make additional and store in a mason jar in fridge for up to two weeks
Fry Breaded Shrimp in 1/4 inch oil in fry pan, or use deep fryer. Don't over fry or brown. Pour on warm sauce and combine well. Serve.
A salad of greens or cottage cheese and sliced tomatoes along with a bread or roll of choice are fine accompaniments to Buffalo Shrimp. Fried Onion Rings would also work well. As would a little MGD or Beck's to quench the thirst and ease the fire.

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