Cajun Fried Shrimp Recipe
- 1 lb. shrimp, shelled, deveined, and tails removed
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 3 Tbsp. Cajun Blackening (Salt-Free)
- 2 cups cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 2 quarts to 1 gallon corn or peanut oil, for frying*
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The amount of oil that you will need will depend on the size of your pot or fryer.
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.
Serve as a part of our Cajun Shrimp Po' Boy with Remoulade Slaw, with pasta and alfredo sauce, or over rice cooked with tomatoes.
Ashlee Redger, Savory Spice Test Kitchen