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 Shrimp

I 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

I 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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 68kcal

Ingredients

For the shrimp

  • 1 18 ounce popcorn shrimp I used frozen SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2-4 Peppadew peppers seeded, chopped
  • 3-4 teaspoons 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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 Mix

The 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

Instructions

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

Nutritional values are approximate.