Firecracker Shrimp

Make Firecracker Shrimp With Crystal Brand Hot Sauce!


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“Perfectly balanced,” according to Andrew Zimmern, these scorching shrimp should be served with Crystal brand hot sauce.

Firecracker Shrimp

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 egg (large)
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 ¾ pounds shrimp (large shelled and deveined, tails intact)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup Crystal hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • Celery sticks (for serving)

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Make the Dressing

step 1

Combine everything except the salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until nearly smooth. Season with salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl.

Make the Shrimp

step 1

Combine the egg and buttermilk in a large mixing dish. Toss in the shrimp to coat them. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

step 2

1 1/2 inches vegetable oil, heated to 375° in a big pot. Using paper towels, line a large baking sheet. In a small bowl, spread the cornflour.

Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk mixture in three batches, allowing the excess to drip off, and dredge in the cornflour.

Fry the shrimp in the heated oil, stirring regularly, until golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to the baking sheet using a slotted spoon and season with salt.

step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine the spicy sauce and melted butter. Toss in the fried shrimp until nicely combined. Serve immediately with the blue cheese dressing and celery sticks on a serving plate, According to foodandwine .