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pecan praline shrimp in rice

Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

This is a great use for leftover rice. Makes an impressive appetizer!

yield 10 , depending on size of shrimp
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For pecan praline shrimp in rice

  • 1 lb
    large shrimp, peeled and deveined, without tail.
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning blend
  • 1 stick
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 c
    cooked and chilled sticky white rice
  • oil for frying

How To Make pecan praline shrimp in rice

  • 1
    In a bowl, sprinkle the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning blend and toss to coat. Set in the refrigerator.
  • 2
    In a small heavy bottom saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar and pecans and stir frequently until boiling and the sugar is completely melted.
  • 3
    Remove from the heat and temperp add the cream very slowly to the butter and sugar mix.
  • 4
    Return to the heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Fold half (just half) of the praline mixture into the rice. Using 1/2 cup of rice, make a flat bottomed cupped rice patty. Fold and seal each shrimp into the rice patty to form a ball.
  • 6
    Heat the oil for either a pan or deep fryer to 325 degrees. Fry each ball for 2 minutes per side.
  • 7
    Serve with the remaining praline sauce as a dip or drizzle over the serving.