Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp
|Cooking Method:||Deep Fry|
|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 Tbsp||old bay seasoning|
|1 Tbsp||garlic powder|
|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|
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.