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Crispy Fried Shrimp made with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Mix

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Are you a seafood lover looking for an easy yet delicious recipe? Look no further than this Crispy Fried Shrimp recipe made with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Mix! This dish is full of rich and bold flavor and will surely be a crowd-pleaser among your family and friends. Combining the dish's crispy, crunchy, and creamy flavors will leave you drooling and craving for more. Don't hesitate any longer and give this delectable dish a try!


This Red Lobster Cheddar Bay-style Fried Shrimp recipe is perfect as a small bite appetizer or a main course for seafood enthusiasts. If you're a frequent visitor to my blog, you may recall that I previously shared a recipe for fried chicken strips using Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit mix. It turned out to be a hit in my household, even with my husband, Dwayne, who is not typically a fan of chicken strips. However, after trying the unique ingredient I used in my recipe, Dwayne was eager for me to make it again.

After the success of my chicken strips recipe, I decided to take things up a notch and make jumbo shrimp using the same mix. As expected, the results were mouth-wateringly delicious. This is now my go-to recipe for frying shrimp, and I'm confident it will become one of your favorites, too. You'll need to follow a two-step process to make this crispy fried shrimp. First, you'll need to make a batter using buttermilk, then dip your shrimp in the remaining dry mix. This creates a wet/dry batter mixture that results in the perfect combination of crispy and juicy shrimp.


WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS RECIPE:


Shrimp- A pound of jumbo shrimp should be about 16-18 pieces. Devein and peel the shrimp, but leave the tails on. This makes it easier to whip and fry!


Buttermilk – For flavoring the shrimp and for sticking the batter together


Oil for frying – Peanut oil what I usually use for added flavor


Old Bay Seasoning – Old Bay is a blend of 18 herbs and spices, making it versatile for use on seafood. It’s perfect for shrimp!


Seasonings- Ground mustard, chipotle pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, garlic salt, coarse black pepper and Lemon pepper seasoning


Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix- The star of the recipe


 

FRYING THE SHRIMP


When you fry the shrimp, you should start a station to make things go smoothly. Here’s how I do it. First, I pour the oil into a significant heavy-bottom skillet. A Dutch oven is excellent for deep frying! Next, you want to add four inches of oil to your pot. For Crispy Fried Shrimp, you will enjoy the oil to 350 degrees. If in doubt, use a kitchen thermometer!



STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS:


Plate with a paper towel and set it aside.


In a shallow dish or bowl, whisk together 2 cups of buttermilk and 2 cups of Reb Lobster cheddar bay biscuit mix and all the seasoning except for the lemon pepper and old bay seasoning; set those two seasonings aside.


Season the shrimp with old bay and Lemon Pepper seasoning.



Add shrimp to the buttermilk mixture and coat the shrimp well. A few at a time, add the shrimp to the dry mix is the rest of the Red Lobster Cheddar bay biscuit mixture and coat thoroughly.



Place on a clean plate while you bread the remaining shrimp.

Add shrimp to the skillet in a single layer, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan.



Let shrimp cook and fry for 4 minutes, until crispy and to golden brown perfection.



SERVING SUGGESTIONS

I love shrimp with dipping sauce. If you’ve been a reader of Jillion Trinkets, Dwayne made some homemade Maryland crab cake with homemade Tartar sauce that you can make in minutes, and it’s much better than store-bought. This is an excellent dip for these crispy shrimps.



SIDE DISHES SERVE WITH Crispy FRIED SHRIMP




Below are some tasty side dishes to go along with these shrimps.




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