Bayou Fried Shrimp

These Bayou fried shrimp are absolutely incredible. I’m quite sure that they are the best shrimp I’ve ever made or had. The coating is nice and light, with just a bit of crunch, and a bit of a spicy kick. The shrimp are tender, moist, and cooked perfectly. They are the perfect appetizer, but would be even more insanely good on a shrimp po boy sandwich.

Bayou Fried Shrimp

A Great Marinade And Coating

The marinade and coating mixture I used on this Bayou fried shrimp would also be fantastic on other fried seafood, from oysters to any kind of fish. It’s really great stuff, adding flavor to just about anything.

If I’m cooking for a crowd, I’ll break out my big deep fryer. But, if it’s just the two of us, I’ll fire up my Fry Daddy fryer. It’s the perfect size for both of us. It fries everything perfectly. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t use a lot of oil, which saves me money.

Also try my copycat of Applebee’s Sriracha shrimp, coconut fried shrimp, southern fried shrimp, and my copycat of Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang shrimp. Did I mention how much I love fried shrimp? Oh yeah, my kickin’ fried shrimp are fantastic too!

Bayou Fried Shrimp
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Bayou Fried Shrimp

These Bayou fried shrimp are absolutely incredible. I’m quite sure they are the best shrimp I’ve ever made or had. The coating is nice and light, with just a bit of crunch, and a bit of a spicy kick. The shrimp are tender, moist, and cooked perfectly. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun, deep-fried, shrimp
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 222kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place shrimp into a resealable container or baggie.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg, mustard and 1 teaspoon of Creole seasoning.
  • Pour mixture in with the shrimp, seal, and shake gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Whisk together the fish fry mix and remaining Creole seasoning.
  • Heat 3″ of oil in a Dutch oven to 325 F.
  • Working in batches, remove shrimp from container. Shake off excess marinade then transfer to the fry mix. Roll and coat. Shake off an excess coating and place in hot oil.
  • Fry shrimp 1 1/2 minutes per side then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or on a po boy.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 306mg | Sodium: 944mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Bayou Sloppy Joes

It doesn’t take much to kick up a normal ole Sloppy Joe dish and make it something special. Add some bold Bayou-inspired flavors, take a bite, and you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t make this a lot sooner. And there’s no reason to be shy with the hot sauce, either. I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.

Bayou Sloppy Joes

A Delicious Twist On The Classic

If you aren’t a big fan of hot sauce, just substitute a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce. No harm, no foul! These Bayou Sloppy Joes are great either way.

I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make these Sloppy Joes and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!

Also try my Philly cheesesteak Sloppy Joes and my crazy-easy slow cooker Sloppy Joes!

Bayou Sloppy Joes
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Bayou Sloppy Joes

I usually make a double batch of these Bayou Sloppy Joes and freeze some for later. It’s perfect for a quick lunch.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun, sloppy Joes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 513kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Drain any excess fat.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the buns. Stir.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in more hot sauce as desired.
  • Serve on buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Bayou Blast Wings

I fired up my Big Easy with the Wingin’ator 3000, made these fabulous spicy Bayou Blast wings with buffalo dipping sauce, and kicked back and enjoyed a great meal. There’s a little heat from the wings, but not too much. And that dipping sauce! Oh me!

Bayou Blast Wings

I’ll eat wings any time, anywhere, but I enjoy wings off my Char-Broil Big Easy the most. It is the easiest tool in my grilling stable, though technically it isn’t a grill at all. It’s a load-and-go cooker so it doesn’t require constant attention or checking. It makes making Bayou Blast Wings easy.

I’m a big fan of Cholula hot sauces for dishes like this.

Also try my delicious black pepper wings.

I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.

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Buffalo Bayou Wings

I fired up my Big Easy with the Wingin’ator 3000, made these fabulous spicy Bayou Blast wings with buffalo dipping sauce, and kicked back and enjoyed a great meal.
Course Main
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword Buffalo, burgers
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 day 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 372kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1012IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.