Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Wild West Shrimp

These little copycats of Longhorn Steakhouse’s Wild West shrimp were incredible. The Prairie Dust mix had a great flavor and kick to it. And Peppadew peppers? I could eat them out of the jar. Sure, I “cheated” and used frozen precooked shrimp, but that makes these all the easier to make, perfect for feeding a small crowd in a hurry.

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Wild West ShrimpI served these Wild West shrimp with just your usual ole Ranch dressing, but really, you can just eat the shrimp like popcorn, one after another, without the dressing.

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Wild West Shrimp

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

For the shrimp

  • 1 18 ounce package frozen SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2-4 Peppadew peppers seeded, chopped
  • 3-4 teaspoons of Prairie Dust Mix
  • 1 green onion sliced (for garnish)
  • Favorite dipping sauce I used Ranch

Instructions

For the shrimp

  • Bake shrimp per package instructions.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add peppers and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and Prairie Dust mix.
  • Stir and cook until shrimp start to crisp.
  • Remove to a paper-towel lined plate to drain then transfer to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with green onion and serve with dipping sauce.

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Prairie Dust Mix

This is a copycat of the Prairie Dust spice mix the Longhorn Steakhouse uses in many of its dishes. It has a nice complex flavor with a little heat, and is perfect on steak, chicken, seafood, veggies, and baked potatoes.

I made a fantastic copycat version of Longhorn Steakhouse’s Wild West Shrimp with this mix. The shrimp had a wonderful flavor. They sure didn’t last long.

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Prairie Dust MixThe recipe makes just a few tablespoons of mix. I usually make a much bigger batch and keep it in the pantry in an air-tight container.

Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Prairie Dust Mix

Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients. Store in an air-tight container until ready to use.

Homemade Boursin-Style Cheese

You don’t need to buy the expensive version of this great cheese. You can make homemade Boursin-style cheese with items you probably already have on hand.

Grilled Polenta with Homemade Boursin-Style CheeseThis cheese is perfect on crackers, baked potatoes, apple slices, steak, burgers and grilled corn-on-the-cob! And absolutely yummy spooned on top of grilled polenta disks.

Homemade Boursin-Style Cheese

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Based on a recipe from Southern Living

Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano leaves crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry basil leaves crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry dill weed crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry marjoram leaves crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme leaves crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a large bowl and whip with a handheld mixer until smooth and fluffy. You can also do this in a blender or food processor.
  • Keep in the fridge and use within a few weeks.