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Popcorn Shrimp
Makes 4 Appetizer Servings
*2 1/2 cups vegetable oil for frying (or as needed)
*1 lb. small uncooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
*1 cup lowfat buttermilk
*1 cup yellow cornmeal
*Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
*1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
*1/2 tsp. paprika
*14-oz. jar Chinese-style duck sauce
1Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or deep saucepan to 350F degrees.
2Soak shrimp in buttermilk for 4-5 minutes. Remove and dredge shrimp in cornmeal that has been seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika. Shake off any excess.
3Working in small batches, carefully lower the shrimp into the oil. Fry quickly until golden brown. Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. Season immediately with salt.
4Serve with Duck Sauce, if desired.