I’m not sure exactly what word is above ‘incredible’ but that’s what these honey hot fried shrimp were. Beyond incredible. Easily some of the best shrimp I’ve ever had and definitely the best I’ve made. The shrimp are battered and deep-fried. The batter is amazing, producing the perfectly crunch coating that is flavored with one of my favorite seasonings, Old Bay. Then the shrimp get a light drizzle of a wonderful sauce. The sauce is a tasty combination of honey, hot sauce and sesame oil. It’s decidedly different.
You don’t drown these honey hot fried shrimp in sauce. The sauce is packed with flavor so not much of it is required. You don’t want to bury the tasty shrimp either. So go lightly with it and you’ll love the end result. And you’ll definitely want to make this dish again and again.
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 Old Bay Southern Fried Shrimp.
Honey Hot Fried Shrimp
- 1 ½ pounds large shrimp peeled, deveined, tail on or off, it's up to you!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 tablespoon seasoning Salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon your favorite hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- parsley chopped, for garnish
- Oil for frying
For the sauce
- In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium low heat.
- Add the hot sauce, honey and sesame oil.
- Bring to a simmer and let simmer until thickened.
- Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to use.
For the dry batter
- In a large bowl combine the flour, Old Bay, seasoning salt and pepper.
For the wet dip
- In another bowl beat the eggs with a tablespoon of water.
For the shrimp
- Heat 3″ oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer to 350 F.
- Dredge the shrimp in the flour.
- Shake off excess and dip in the egg mixture.
- Shake off excess and coat in flour again.
- Fry 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
- Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack to drain.
- Place shrimp into a large bowl.
- Drizzle with the sauce.
- Toss gently to coat.
- Serve shrimp garnished with parsley.
Nutritional values are approximate.