Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pan Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise :)

Josh came home from Costco about a month ago with a huge bag of frozen shrimp so I am always on the lookout for good shrimp recipes. Well, I was looking through a Cooking Light magazine and ran across this pan fried shrimp recipe and knew I had to try it! I made it last night and it was SO good! Definitely a keeper :) We also had rice, sauteed veggies (squash, broccoli, green peppers, and onions) and some home grown tomatoes from my in laws garden!
(this is my plate- hubby's is MUCH bigger! ha. Also, he did not have tomatoes because we all know how much Josh hates them!)

Here's the recipe:
  • 2 1/4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt-free Creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere's), divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1. Combine flour, 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning, and salt in a shallow dish. Pour milk into a shallow dish. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Dredge shrimp in flour mixture; dip in milk. Dredge shrimp in breadcrumbs; shake off excess breading.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of shrimp; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and shrimp.

3. Combine mayonnaise, remaining Creole seasoning, Worcestershire, and hot sauce in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Serve Creole mayonnaise with shrimp.
Okay, here are the changes that I made ---- 1st of all, I didn't have creole seasoning so my mom did some googling for me and found that creole is very similar to Cajun seasoning. So I used Cajun seasoning with a little garlic powder. Also, for the creole mayonnaise, we do not have just regular hot sauce but we do have buffalo sauce (for hot wings) so I used that and it was SO good!!! Also, for a little extra crunch, I mixed the breadcrumbs with cornflake crumbs.
If you like shrimp then I would for sure try this recipe!! Click here for the recipe and better pictures :)


  1. Sounds delicious! Quite the gourmet cook you have become. I need to take lessons from you! Love you! Mom

  2. My mouth is watering right now. Thanks for the recipe. I'm adding this one to my book.
    xox from Loraine @ Breakfast For Dinner
    Oh yah, I am your new follower.