Do you ever just get a random craving for some popcorn shrimp? No? Okay, I guess it’s just me. Well, that’s how this recipe came about. I knew I wanted some crunchy, savory and fried shrimp so I looked through my pantry to see what I had that could make this happen. Luckily, frying the shrimp takes very basic ingredients so I’m sure you will all have the ingredients needed on hand. The only thing I had to go to the store for was the shrimp.
To make things easier, I bought frozen shrimp that was already precooked and deveined. This cuts the prep time dramatically. I placed the shrimp in cold water and set them aside to thaw for about 30 minutes. I then laid them out on a towel to dry. When it came to the breading, I had some extra Italian Bread Crumbs that I wanted to use up and they helped a great deal in bringing out the flavor. I naturally would have added some kind of spice to my recipe such as cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes but, I was sharing this meal with others who were not as adapted to spiciness. So I opted to take it easy on them.
Serve this recipe with your favorite sauce and it’s just as good as any other restaurant ordered popcorn shrimp! The sauce you see in the pictures is a new Avocado Cilantro Sauce recipe I recently made. It paired perfectly with the popcorn shrimp. I seriously couldn’t stop eating these mouthwatering little shrimps and wish I had made a double batch! Follow the directions below and let me know your experiences in the comments.
POPCORN SHRIMP RECIPE
PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE THIS MEAL HAPPEN:
* T-Fal Jumbo Saute Pan
* Sterilite Covered Bowl Set
My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.