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Off Topic...Fried Shrimp, Cheesy Biscuits and Caesar Salad

Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,192

I've been craving seafood a lot lately.  We decided on Fried Shrimp tonight.  I decided to give the brine a try tonight that @Griffin posted about awhile back.  Here is a link to his blog.... GRIFFIN'S BRINED AND GRILLED SHRIMP

I didn't use the Big Green Egg tonight.  Instead, we were craving Fried Shrimp.  In the past, I've never been able to get my fried shrimp just right...  It's always been a rubbery texture, the batter pulled away from the shrimp itself, or the fried surface had a "floury" taste.  Griffin's brine was the ticket.....along with Panko Bread Crumbs.  The texture of the panko was very crispy, and the meat of the shrimp was juicy, plump and not rubbery in the least.  They were nice and bite through and delicious!  This will most definitely be the only way we fry shrimp from now on.  :)

I followed Griffin's recipe for the brine for the most part, but I did not add the 1/4 cup of Zattarains.  I did, however, add some Old Bay Seasoning to the mix.  For the sugar, I used Turbinado Sugar in the Raw....hence the brownish hue. 

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After about 25 minutes, I took the shrimp out of the brine and rinsed them about 4 times.  Then, I gave them a dusting of Seasoned Flour, then a dunk in some Egg Wash, and then finally tossed them in some Panko Bread Crumbs.

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Next, I fried them in some Canola Oil in batches at around 350 deg f. 

 

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Gave them a light sprinkle of Sea Salt after they were out of the fryer.  Served up with some Cheese and Garlic Biscuits and Caesar Salad. 

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Definitely the best Fried Shrimp we've ever had....cooked at home or in any restaurant.  The brine and the panko are definitely the ticket.

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And my awesome wife's Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies finished things off just right.  ;)

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  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 487
    Looks like a Red Lobster meal, only I bet it tastes good. Can you share your biscuit recipe?
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,408
    I love fried shrimp, and those look great.
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,192
    Thx, fellas'! @Greeno55, it's a secret family recipe, but if you insist on knowing, then here it goes... ;) It's the premade Biscuick mix. We like to brush on some melted butter and sprinkle on some Garlic Salt once they come out of the oven. They are easy, cheap and delicious! :) Only 1 buck for the bag.
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  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 487
    Haha!! Your secret is safe with me.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,408
    I make those biscuits all the time. I usually add a bit more shredded cheddar then follow @Dyall SC and brush with melted butter and garlic salt.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,697
    Nice. we had seafood tonight, also. Mrs G whipped up some crawfish fettucini using the leftovers from our crawfish boil last night.

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  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 548
    Looks great. Love fried shrimp. Love shrimp period.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,697
    Looking at it again this morning. Still want fried shrimp.

    Richardson, Texas

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