These southern fried shrimp are darned good shrimp. I love shrimp, cooked any way you can imagine. Fried or boiled are my favorites. One of my favorite ways to devour shrimp is on a po boy sandwich. Tender with just a bit of coating and plenty of spicy flavor, I cannot stop devouring them.
If you can’t find Tony Cachere’s fish fry in your grocery store you can use other fish fry mixes or just substitute all-purpose flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.
Nothing is better with boiled, steamed or roasted shrimp than a simple cocktail sauce. I could dunk shrimp in this thick tasty quick cocktail sauce all day long. This sauce went perfectly with the Bubba Gump shrimp I made on my Char-Broil Big Easy and my Old Bay Peel’N Eat Shrimp. In the time it took the shrimp to cook I made a big batch of sauce and was eating delicious shrimp in less than 10 minutes.
Add a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce or a few pinches of red pepper flake for a little kick. I prefer my quick cocktail sauce really cold. I stick it in the freezer for a bit just before serving.
If you prefer to use pre-made cocktail sauce with your shrimp, I can’t recommend Frog Bone’s Bayou Cocktail sauce enough. It combines the flavor of a traditional cocktail sauce with Cajun seasonings. It’s outstanding!
It seems like a hundred years since I lived in Lima, Peru. And although some of the memories of my years there have faded, my memories of the food have not. One of my favorites was (and is) palta rellena. Avocados stuffed with anything from cebiche to ham to tuna salad. I found this great variation on the classic over on Peru Delights, a wonderful site dedicate to all foods Peruvian. The avocado is smashed into a creamy guacamole, then topped with a mixture of shrimp, onion, tomato, and olives mixed with fresh lime juice. Drizzled with a fantastic sauce of aji amarillo, mayo and ketchup. Aji amarillo has a fantastic fruity, spicy flavor. Not too hot, but not totally tame either. If you can’t find it just add a few squirts of Sriracha hot sauce instead.
I love using cocktail sauce for dipping boiled or grilled shrimp. When I don’t make my own I grab a bottle or two of Frog Bone’s Bayou Cocktail sauce. But there are times when you want something different. A different flavor than cocktail sauce, something fruity. Something without horseradish.
This mango-basil dipping sauce is different. It has a fantastic tropical flavor, making it perfect for shrimp. You can make other variations of this great mango-basil dipping sauce simply by substituting other fruits for the mango, such as papaya or pineapple. If you want a little kick to your sauce, add a bit of hot sauce (preferably something fruity, like a habanero sauce) or even some red pepper flake.
The sauce on these slow cooker Delta shrimp is absolutely incredible. It’s another example of how simple Cajun-inspired ingredients can produce a fantastic dish. Although I used large Louisiana shrimp, you can easily substitute sliced Andouille sausage or chopped chicken pieces. The original recipe for slow cooker Delta shrimp called for fresh, diced tomatoes, which are definitely not in season here right now. So I substituted the next-best-thing: canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes. They add much more flavor to the sauce than just ‘regular ole’ tomatoes. I recommend substituting fire-roasted tomatoes into any dish that calls for tomatoes if you can’t find fresh.
We recently grabbed a quick lunch at the Applebee’s in Springfield, Ohio, meeting up with some old friends before heading over to one of our favorite places, the Heart of Ohio Antique Center. We knew we could rely on Applebee’s for good food and a nice environment to sit and chat for a bit. I decided to have an appetizer, so I ordered the Sriracha shrimp. As soon as I bit into one I knew I was going to make a copycat Applebee’s Sriracha shrimp when I got home.
Lightly battered shrimp, lightly fried, then tossed in a great Sriracha mayonnaise sauce. This is exactly as I remember except I left the Sriracha sauce on the side for dipping.
The nice thing about keeping the sauce on the side is that these copycat Applebee’s Sriracha shrimp stay nice and lightly crunchy, instead of getting a bit soggy when covered in the sauce. You can serve it whichever way you like, of course. I also used larger shrimp because… I love shrimp.
If you are within 500 miles of Augusta, Georgia, do not make these Old Bay peel ‘N eat shrimp. Instead, get in your car and drive to Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar and order a batch of their spicy boiled shrimp. If you’re like me and a drive to Rhinehart’s is a bit out of the question, make these shrimp. They’re mighty close to tasting like the ones at Rhinehart’s, but for the real deal, you need to make the journey.
I could eat these Old Bay Peel ‘N Eat Srhimp all day long. Hot or cold, it doesn’t matter to me. With cocktail sauce. With clarified butter. Or by themselves. I don’t care, just get me a basket of shrimp. I recommend that you not be shy with the Old Bay when you sprinkle the cooked shrimp just before serving. If you’re a big fan of Old Bay like I am you’ll want as much of that great flavor on your Old Bay Peel ‘N Eat Shrimp as you can get.
Wow. Anita and I both agree, shrimpin’ dippin broth is one of the best dishes we’ve ever made. Of course the shrimp are great by themselves. But it’s the dipping broth that is beyond fantastic.You could just drink it by itself, but it’s best sopped up with a warm baguette or poured over rice. This reminds me of a shrimp boil but it is oh so much better.
The rich combination of Worcestershire sauce, bouillon and clam juice are great. A light squeeze of lemon adds a fresh citrus kick. Shrimpin’ dippin’ broth is a meal you’ll make over and over. And it’s easy to throw together too!
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add the pepper, Cajun seasoning and garlic. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to keep warm until you are ready to serve.
For the shrimp
Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat.
Add the Worcestershire sauce, pepper, Cajun seasoning, garlic, and shrimp. Stir and cook shrimp until pink and done, 2-3 minutes.
Serve shrimp with broth in bowls with rice, bread and lemon wedges on the side. You'll find that you might want to just add the rice to the broth and shrimp mixture, or eat everything separately while dipping the bread into the broth. Whatever works for you!
If you look around Life’s A Tomato you’ll quickly find that I love chicken wings, from hot-and-spicy Buffalo wings to sweet Bourbon wings. I’ll never burn out on wings, but when I ran across this recipe for making Buffalo wing-like shrimp from Steven Raichlen, I knew I’d have to make it. The recipe comes from Mr. Raichlen’s book, The Barbecue Bible, which you can find on every BBQ enthusiasts bookshelf. Buffa-Que shrimp definitely have that Buffalo flavor. You can serve them with a blue cheese or ranch dipping sauce, or do I like I did and just eat them right off the plate as-is. I cooked the shrimp on a griddle on my gas grill, but you can also cook them directly on your grill grates. Just don’t over-cook them!
When it comes to salads, Cobb salads are by far my favorite. It’s like having a mini salad buffet, with everything I love all on one plate. This grilled shrimp Cobb salad came out tasting as fantastic as it looked. The grilled shrimp have a really nice spicy kick. The spicy avocado dressing also has a kick, but it also has a cool, creamy consistency. The rest of the ingredients are up to you, but cold artichoke hearts are always a big hit in our house. Since I had the grill going to cook the shrimp (I actually cooked them on cedar planks, which really adds a totally different great flavor to the shrimp), I also grilled the corn and bacon for this Cobb salad. Next time, if I have my smoker going, I’ll smoke the boiled eggs. Smoked boiled eggs are a great addition to any salad.