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.
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
500g small shrimp, peeled and deveined
200g gluten free plain flour/any plain flour will work
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1tbsp The Greedy Fox Cajun Seasoning
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 ice 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.