Buffalo Shrimp

Buffalo Shrimp
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This Buffalo Shrimp recipe was inspired by all those Hooters Buffalo Shrimp I have eaten. Serve with Blue Cheese & Celery on the side and you have a delicious appetizer.
Recipe type: Appetizers & Tapas, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-4
  • ½ cup Butter (1 stick)
  • ½ cup Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 lb Medium Shrimp, peeled and de-veined leaving tail and one shell segment on
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup all-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
Other ingredients
Mise en place
  1. Combine the sifted flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt in a large bowl.
  2. If the shrimp are frozen, be sure to defrost and dry them.
  3. Put the shrimp into flour mixture one at a time, coating each one evenly and placing them on a plate. When done breading all the shrimp, put them in the refrigerator for 30 - 60 minutes. (This will help the breading to stick to the shrimp when fried.)
Create sauce
  1. Combine the butter, hot sauce, ground pepper and garlic powder in a large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Heat until the butter is melted and the ingredients are well-blended.
Fry & sauce shrimp
  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F. Make sure you have enough oil to cover the shrimp entirely.
  2. Fry shrimp in batches for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Remove the shrimp from the oil and set them on paper towels to drain.
  4. After a minute or so, add a few fried shrimp to the saucepan containing the sauce mixture. Coat evenly and place on a serving plate.
  5. Continue process till all shrimp are cooked and sauced.
  6. Serve with celery sticks and Bleu cheese dressing on the side.
Inspired by Hooters Buffalo Shrimp

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Buffalo Shrimp ingredients

Flour and seasonings

Dredged shrimp ready for the fryer

Fried shrimp ready to be sauced

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