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Helgacooks Nov 9, 2013 03:23 PM

What is a good seasonings to use when frying shrimp? Thanks!

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    James Cristinian RE: Helgacooks Nov 9, 2013 03:45 PM

    Salt and pepper plus a little Cajun seasoning such as Tony's of Konriko put in a mixture or corn meal and flour is how I do it.

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      miss_belle RE: James Cristinian Nov 9, 2013 07:00 PM

      I butterfly, devein, leave the tail on. Season with S & P.Dip in beaten egg white then in a mixture of cornmeal & flour. Deep fry til golden brown.

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        James Cristinian RE: miss_belle Nov 10, 2013 11:37 AM

        That's the way I do it except I add a little milk to the egg, plus some Cajun seasoning. I use 10-15 or 16-20 depending on price, Gulf shrimp, fresh if making the drive to the Galveston Bay area or frozen from my Houston HEB grocer, there is really little difference in taste. I use 80/20 roughly flour to yellow corn meal, seasoned, but the ratio is a personal thing and vary to taste. I use the opposite 80/20 corn meal to flour for fish.

    2. CCSPRINGS RE: Helgacooks Nov 9, 2013 05:06 PM

      I like garlic, lime, cilantro and red pepper.

      1. Chemicalkinetics RE: Helgacooks Nov 9, 2013 05:27 PM

        Salt and pepper for simplistic. Add of slices or dices of jalapeno if heat is desired.

        1. CCSPRINGS RE: Helgacooks Nov 9, 2013 06:26 PM

          Brine them for ten minutes and fry on high heat. Makes them plump and crisp.

          By crisp I mean slight crunch like you get in Chinese restaurants

          1. Ttrockwood RE: Helgacooks Nov 9, 2013 08:06 PM

            A lot of garlic!! I make something like this often- with or without the chili, and must have some good crusty bread nearby:
            http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes...

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              AdamD RE: Helgacooks Nov 10, 2013 11:42 AM

              coconut!

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