Updated: Jan 27
We are calling all seafood lovers! So, try this easy and delicious recipe for Crispy Fried Shrimp made with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Mix. This meal is packed with flavor and will surely be a hit with your family and friends. This dish's crispy, crunchy, and creamy flavors will have you drooling and asking for seconds! So, don't wait any longer and try this tasty dish.
Serve this red lobster cheddar bay-style Fried Shrimp recipe year-round as a small bite appetizer or a seafood lovers' entrée.
If you have been following my blog post, I made fried chicken strips using Red Lobster Cheddar bay biscuit mix a couple of months ago. It turns out to be a fan favorite in my home. My hubby Dwayne is not a massive fan of chicken strips, but when he tried how I made it with an unusual ingredient, it was a dish he wanted me to make again.
Since I made chicken strips using Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit mix. How would it turn out if I used jumbo shrimps since Dwayne loves seafood? Well, let me tell you, it came out so tasty. This is my favorite way to fry my shrimp. This fried shrimp is most definitely a repeat recipe! This crispy fried shrimp is a two-step process. First, you need to make a batter using buttermilk, and then with the remaining dry mix, you will dip your shrimp into it. So, it is a wet/ dry batter mixture.
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 normally 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 shrimp well. A few at a time, add the shrimp to the dry mixture 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, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
Let shrimp cook and fry for 4 minutes, until crispy and to golden brown perfection.
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.