Perfect Popcorn Shrimp
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Serves: 7 servings
 
Here's how to make perfectly crispy popcorn shrimp that is the ultimate pair with a cold beer.
Ingredients
Shrimp
  • 1 kg shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1½ beer
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt
  • oil, for deep-frying
Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Pat dry shrimps with paper towels, give it several score it on the sides this will help the batter adhere better to the shrimps. Set aside.
  2. Combine Cajun seasoning in a small bowl then divide it into two equal amounts. Season shrimps with one part of the Cajun seasoning and salt.
  3. Combine together flour, cornstarch and remaining Cajun seasoning. Add the beer and mix until well combined.
  4. Place breadcrumbs in a large plate. Set aside.
  5. Prepare a deep fryer or wok filled with oil for deep frying, heat up to 180C.
  6. One by one dip shrimp in the batter then into the bread crumbs then drop carefully into the hot oil. Do it with the remaining but do it in small batches. Cook until golden, this will take around 3 minutes.
  7. Place cooked shrimps in a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil, season with salt then serve with your favourite dip. I used aioli and sweet chilli sauce.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/perfect-popcorn-shrimp/