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For these Cajun-flavored fried shrimp, peel the shrimp but leave the tails on and coat the shrimp in fish fry mix to get a crispy brown coating.

Tyler Cheramie, Cut Off, Louisiana
Recipe by Southern Living June 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 mins
stand:
15 mins
total:
48 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by making a deep slit down back of each from large end to tail, cutting to but not through inside curve of shrimp. Devein shrimp, and place in a large bowl.

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  • Whisk together milk and next 3 ingredients. Pour mixture over shrimp. Let stand at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.

  • Combine fish fry mix and 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning. Dredge shrimp in fish fry mixture, and shake off excess. Arrange on baking sheets.

  • Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 325º. Fry shrimp, in batches, 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown; drain on wire racks over paper towels.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Zatarain's Wonderful Fish-Fri and Walker & Sons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning.

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