Cayenne-Spiced Popcorn Shrimp Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 1,335
Daily Value: 67%
Servings: 10

Low-Carb
Sugar-Conscious, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free
Fat137g210%
Saturated10g50%
Trans1g0%
Carbs21g7%
Fiber3g11%
Sugars2g0%
Protein11g23%
Cholesterol98mg33%
Sodium1560mg65%
Calcium108mg11%
Magnesium32mg8%
Potassium214mg6%
Iron3mg16%
Zinc1mg8%
Vitamin A1287IU26%
Vitamin C1mg2%
Thiamin (B1)0mg16%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg10%
Niacin (B3)3mg13%
Vitamin B60mg11%
Folic Acid (B9)43µg11%
Vitamin B121µg11%
Vitamin D0µg0%
Vitamin E30mg152%
Vitamin K21µg27%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated96g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated24g0%
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We don’t see popcorn shrimp served enough at home, and this recipe makes it easy to create the snack that’s perfect for enjoying during a game.

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INGREDIENTS

For the cayenne seasoning :

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

For the popcorn shrimp :

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 5 teaspoons cayenne seasoning
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound small shrimp, peeled
  • 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying

DIRECTIONS

For the cayenne seasoning :

Combine all of the seasonings together thoroughly and set aside.

For the popcorn shrimp :

In a medium-sized, non-reactive bowl combine the eggs, heavy cream, and 2 teaspoons of the cayenne seasoning. Whisk well to combine. In a separate bowl, blend the breadcrumbs with the remaining 3 teaspoons of the seasoning mix.

Set a 1-gallon stockpot over medium-high and heat the vegetable oil to 360 degrees. 

To bread the shrimp, take about ¼ of the shrimp and toss in the egg mixture. Let the shrimp sit in the marinade for up to 5 minutes. Remove and place in the breadcrumb mixture. Toss well to evenly coat the shrimp, and use a coarse sieve to sift the excess breadcrumbs off into another clean bowl. Repeat the process 2 more times with the remaining shrimp and breading.

Place the breaded shrimp in the hot oil in batches and fry, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the hot oil using a slotted spoon and drain on a paper-lined sheet pan. Serve the shrimp hot.
 

Recipe Details

Servings: 10

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