Spicy Curried Fried Shrimp

While we normally fry at 375°, this recipe requires a lower temperature to keep the shrimp from overbrowning.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 3 Hours
Stand: 30 Minutes
Fry: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes


2 pounds peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
Spicy Yogurt Marinade
1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
Canola oil
Minted Mango Dipping Sauce


1. Place shrimp in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; pour Spicy Yogurt Marinade over shrimp, turning to coat. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

2. Remove shrimp from marinade, and place on a wire rack on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet; let stand 10 minutes.

3. Stir together baking mix and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; toss shrimp in mixture until coated, shaking off excess. Repeat coating process. Return shrimp to rack; let stand 15 minutes.

4. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch in a large, heavy skillet; heat to 350°. (Temperature will reduce as shrimp are added. For best results, keep temperature between 300° and 325°.) Fry shrimp, in batches, at 350° for 3 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels. Serve with Minted Mango Dipping Sauce.

Camilla Saulsbury, Bloomington, Indiana,

Southern Living

July 2006
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