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Test Kitchen Approved

Cajun Fried Shrimp

Recipe By Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Recipe By Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen

A little spice and a lot of flavor! Enjoy this shrimp by itself or as an addition to pasta, sandwiches, or over rice.

Serving Suggestions

Serve as a part of our Cajun Shrimp Po' Boy, with pasta and alfredo sauce, or over rice cooked with tomatoes.

Recipe Notes

The amount of oil that you will need will depend on the size of your pot or fryer.

Ingredients

1 lbs. shrimp, shelled, deveined, and tails removed

1.5 cups buttermilk


2 cups cornmeal

1 cups flour

2 quarts to 1 gallon corn or peanut oil, for frying*

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

Directions

Heat oil to 350°F in fryer or a deep pot on the stove. Thoroughly combine blackening seasoning, cornmeal, and flour in a sealable bag or bowl. In small batches, dip shrimp into buttermilk. Let excess buttermilk drip off and place shrimp in flour mixture. Seal container and shake shrimp until covered. Shake off excess coating and fry shrimp immediately in oil for 1 to 2 min., or until golden brown. Place fried shrimp on a baking sheet with a rack or on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up excess oil. Continue to fry shrimp in batches until all the shrimp is cooked.