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Sweet & Spicy Fried Volcano Shrimp

These Sweet & Spicy Fried Volcano Shrimp are breaded with a homemade batter made using cajun seasoning from Lesley Elizabeth and tossed with volcano hot sauce. Volcano hot sauce is thick and sweet like a good stir fry sauce, with a spicy red pepper kick at the end. It is everything you want in a delicious sauce.

fried shrimp on plate with rice and broccoli
Sweet & Spicy Fried Volcano Shrimp


1 lb of raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)

2 c. flour

1.2 c. cornstarch

1-2 c. water

3 tbsp. cajun seasoning

salt & pepper to taste

Volcano sauce to preference of sauce and spice

oil of choice for frying

Mix flour, cornstarch, cajun seasoning, and enough water to make a batter with a consistency similar to pancake batter. Toss shrimp in batter to coat.

Heat oil in large cast iron pan. Should be hot but not smoking. To test if oil is hot enough, drop a tiny drop of batter in oil. It should immediately begin bubbling and frying.

Drop shrimp in the hot oil one by one, frying in batches if necessary. You don't want your shrimp to touch in the pan or they will stick together while cooking. Cook roughly 2 minutes on each side, or longer if needed, until shrimp are thoroughly cooked and pink/white and opaque on the inside.

Once removed from oil, salt shrimp to taste preference. Toss in volcano sauce immediately prior to consuming. These shrimp are best served immediately while still hot and crispy.

We enjoy this breading and sauce on our shrimp, but it would be equally delicious with your favorite vegetables such as fried green beans, okra, or even cauliflower.


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