Homemade Beer Battered Shrimp and Hush Puppies

Recipe for Homemade Beer Battered Shrimp and Hush Puppies



Homemade Beer Battered Shrimp and Hush Puppies

Ingredients

    For the shrimp
  • 1 kg (about 2 Lbs.) of uncooked Shrimp, shells removed
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice (Juice of 1 large Lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 350mL (12Oz.) of Beer*
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • For the hushpuppies
  • 2 Cups Yellow Corn Flour (corn meal)
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2/3 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk (or 1 cup lactose free milk + 1 teaspoon white vinegar mixed)
  • 1/8 Cup Bacon grease – room temperature
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • For the cocktail sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Horseradish paste
  • juice of half a small Lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

    For the shrimp
  1. In a bowl, marinade the shrimp for 30 minutes in the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat your vegetable oil for deep frying.
  3. For the batter, pour the beer into a very deep bowl and wait for it to finish foaming. In a separate bowl, whisk together the 1 cup of flour, paprika, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Using a sifter, add the flour mixture to the beer – this is important to make sure there are no lumps in the batter. Whisk the batter together by hand. Set aside.
  4. In a smaller bowl whisk together, by hand, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, and onion powder.
  5. To fry: Take a piece of shrimp, roll it in the flour mixture, dip in the batter, and place in the hot oil. Fry for a minute or 2 – until the battered shrimp turn golden brown, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. For The hushpuppies
  7. Heat vegetable oil for deep frying.
  8. Whisk, by hand, corn flour, flour, seasoned salt, salt, pepper, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, and grease.
  9. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, drop dough into the hot oil and fry until brown on all sides and floating. Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
  10. For the cocktail sauce
  11. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Enjoy!

Notes

choose a beer with a strong flavor that you would not mind drinking; avoid light beers or “watery-flavored” beers

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Recipe and Photo: For the Love of Food / CC BY-NC



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