Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp

Carol White

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@Mstwinkie

Large Shrimp dredge in season flour before frying, it adds an extra dimension of crispiness and flavor. My recipe today is Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp. Restaurant inspired recipe " Bang Bang Shrimp". Crispy fried shrimp toss in spicy sauce and served as a wonderful appetizer.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These shrimp are BIG on flavor! We fried 'em up in coconut oil and couldn't be happier with the results. A new game day fave!

Ingredients

THE LEADING INGREDIENT

1 1/2 lb
fresh large tiger shrimp (peeled and deveined)

HOW TO MAKE SEASON FLOUR

1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
cornstarch
1 Tbsp
old bay seasoning
1 Tbsp
garlic powder
t tsp
cumin
1 tsp
cayenne pepper

FOR THE SHRIMP

1/2 c
thai sweet chili sauce
1/4 c
scallions chopped for garnish
salt to taste
coconut oil for frying (or vegetable oil) see note

Directions Step-By-Step

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Note: Coconut oil has been described by nutritionist as, " The Healthiest oil on earth". I use "Pure, Unrefined, Cold Pressed" coconut oil. You may buy on-line or in your local health food store. It adds a lighter taste for fried foods and I love cooking with it.
2
Step 1
Preheat oil for frying between 350 - 360 ° F. While oil is heating, in a large Ziploc bag, add flour, cornstarch, Old Bay, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Place shrimp in bag and toss until shrimp is completely covered in season flour, then remove shrimp and shake off excess season flour and place on a plate to give coating a chance to adhere to shrimp.
3
Step 2
Place shrimp in hot oil in small batches so that you keep your oil hot. Cook batches of shrimp for about 1 - 2 minutes or until golden brown. Place fried shrimp on a tray with paper towels to drain and lightly season to taste with salt.
4
Step 3
To Serve, first place shrimp in a large bowl and add Thai Sweet Chili sauce to coat shrimp, then place on a serving platter and garnish with chopped scallions and lemon or lime zest if you desire.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #shrimp, #spicy, #crispy