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Cajun Shrimp by The Greedy Fox

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

Sea salt

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.

By | 2018-04-24T13:41:03+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Cajun Seasoning, Vegetarian|0 Comments

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