FRIED SHRIMP AND ONION RINGS
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup Martha White's Buttermilk Cornbread Mix
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder
seltzer water, enough to make medium thin batter
Shell-on Shrimp to fry
oil for deep frying
Heat oil to 365 degrees. After oil comes up to appoximately the correct temperature, test it by frying one shrimp. One shrimp should take about 2-3 minutes to be golden brown. Adjust heat accordingly.
Prepare batter by stirring all the dry ingredients together until mixed well. Add the seltzer water in a thin stream in the center, mixing with a whisk to avoid lumps. Stir until smooth but do not overbeat. The batter should be similar in consistency to pancake batter.
If you have a tendency to make tough tempura, use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour.
Dip the shrimp in the batter, drain for 10 seconds and drop in hot oil. Remove when golden brown, season to taste, drain on paper towels, and serve with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce for dipping.
You can use this same batter to make great onion rings with vidalia onions sliced 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with onion powder before they cool.
If you can't find the Corn Meal Mix at your store, substitute fine corn meal (1/3 cup), 2 tablespoons of dry buttermilk powder, and a half teaspoon baking powder and continue to use the other ingredients listed above.
1 lb. cooked shrimp
1 can condensed mushroom soup
1/4 c. seedless raisins
1 lg. onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 each tsp. salt and pepper
2 tsp. curry powder
1/4 c. sour cream
dash of tabasco
lemon juice, to season
Sauté the finely chopped onion and 2 tbsp. butter. When onion has browned, add condensed mushroom soup and curry powder (mixed to paste).
Add shrimp, seedless raisins, and heat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in sour cream, a few drops of lemon juice, and a dash of tabasco.
Serve over hot rice.
24 lg. uncooked shrimp (peeled, deveined, leaving tails on)
4 lg. garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 stick butter
1/2 c. olive oil
1 c. white wine
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
In a skillet, saute a few spoons of bread crumbs, parsley and garlic until lightly browned. (Add garlic after a few moments so that it doesn't get brown.)
Add shrimp, marinade and juice from a couple of lemon wedges and cook until shrimp are pink (a few minutes) and juices in pan are bubbling hot.
Serve shrimp with scampi sauce for dipping, and garnish with lemon wedges.
HERBED SHRIMP IN GARLIC BUTTER
3 dozen shrimp, de-veined
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup butter
5 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1/4 lb. sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup butter
6 thin orange slices, for garnishing (optional)
green onions, for garnishing (optional)
Shell and de-vein shrimp, leaving tails on. Place shrimp in small bowl with salt, oregano, thyme.
In a separate bowl, cream together butter, garlic and parsley.
In a small skillet, sauté mushrooms in butter. Brush seasoning mixture lightly from shrimp, allowing some to remain. Divide the shrimp among six individual oven proof baking dishes; top with sautéed mushrooms and drizzle with remaining butter from skillet.
Spoon garlic butter mixture (as desired) on top of mushrooms.
Bake at 375°F. for 12 minutes or until done.
Garnish each serving with a thin orange slice, cut through to the center on one side and arranged in a twist over the shrimp. Top with a curl of green onion, if desired.