Cajun Shrimp by The Greedy Fox
This is a real taste of South Louisiana. The Greedy Fox Fried Cajun Shrimp is a perfect summer snack full of crispy cajun flavour a sort of shrimp popcorn. Perfect shared with friends over a cold lager on a warm summers night. This is true party food, you lose control of your hand as it just goes back and forth to the basket! A brilliant starter dish too. And if you fancy a dip just add a little more Cajun Seasoning to some yoghurt or mayonnaise and voila!
Lets be honest this is not an overly healthy meal but at The Greedy Fox we are about wholefoods, cooking from scratch and cutting our processed food. Your body (and your mind) needs a little bit of fat and naughtiness but its still clean food. Its not pumped full of nitrates, e-numbers, stabilisers or chemicals to increase the shelf life its just good ingredients put together with our awesome seasoning.
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
500g small shrimp, peeled and deveined
200g gluten free plain flour/any plain flour will work
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar [optional]
150ml cold lager
2 roasted red peppers, drained and cut into bite-size pieces (we find peppers from the jar really handy)
Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Lemon wedges, cocktail sauce and/or tartar sauce, for serving
Mix 750ml of iced water, the granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp and leave for 15 minutes, then drain well and pat dry.
Dry the bowl return the shrimp to the bowl and toss with 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.
Whisk the flour, cornstarch, confectioners’ sugar[if using], the remaining Cajun seasoning and the beer in a large bowl to make a smooth batter.
Add the shrimp, and roasted peppers and stir until evenly coated.
Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat until a cube of bread dropped in floats and is golden. Or use a deep fat fryer preheated at 170c
Working in batches, remove the shrimp, and roasted peppers from the batter with a slotted spoon, transfer to the hot oil and fry until golden, about 3 minutes.
Remove and drain on paper towels; season with salt. Serve with lemon wedges, cocktail sauce and/or tartar sauce.
Remember our kits are multiple use meal kits, one pot will make between 4 and 5 delicious family meals. Our seasoning blends are also perfect for people who meal prep, making your food tasty and healthy. They contain no additives or nasties and whilst we cannot guarantee any cross contamination (but rest assured we are working on it), our daughter is coeliac so our products are naturally gluten free.