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Bayou Fried Shrimp

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Bayou Fried Shrimp

When you’re craving the crispy taste of Cajun-battered, home-fried shrimp, skip the pricey seafood joint and opt for our homemade version instead. These butterfly shrimp are an ultimate fried seafood staple that come together in under one hour. Battered in Zatarain’s Fish Fry mix, these bite-size fried shrimp are best when served with a spicy Remoulade Sauce. Make your own by mixing mayonnaise, green onions, fresh parsley, creole mustard, lemon zest, garlic, and red pepper. Serve along with a crispy salad of light lettuce. Leave the tails on for an appetizer platter, as pictured, so guests will have something by which they can pick the shrimp up.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by making a deep slit down back of each from large end to tail, cutting to but not through inside curve of shrimp. Devein shrimp, and place in a large bowl.

Step 2

Whisk together milk and next 3 ingredients. Pour mixture over shrimp. Let stand at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.

Step 3

Combine fish fry mix and 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning. Dredge shrimp in fish fry mixture, and shake off excess. Arrange on baking sheets.

Step 4

Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 325º. Fry shrimp, in batches, 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain on wire racks over paper towels.

Step 5

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Zatarain’s Wonderful Fish-Fri and Walker & Sons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning.