Today’s recipe on Sara cooks for you is Dynamite Shrimps. This is my family’s all-time favorite go-to recipe when it comes to shrimps and it’s really easy and very simple to make. For this I have used about half a Kg of shrimps, which I have cleaned and de-veined, and I’m going to soak it in buttermilk.
I have taken about one cup of buttermilk let’s give it a stir and now I’m going to add in the shrimps. Let’s soak this for about two hours, you can use buttermilk enough to soak the shrimps, and for the batter I’ve used about three and a half tablespoons of corn flour and maida or all-purpose flour about two and a half tablespoons, garlic powder about 3/4 teaspoon, pepper powder 3/4 teaspoon, red chili powder half a teaspoon and white pepper powder I’m adding it, it’s optional you can avoid it if you don’t want to about 1/4 teaspoon, and cooking soda about 1/8 teaspoon and a little salt to taste not too much just a little bit and I’m going to mix this well and I’ve taken about 1/2 cup of water, add little by little and mix it well the batter should not be very thin otherwise it’s not going to coat the shrimps neither should it be very thick.
Let’s mix it up nicely there shouldn’t be any lumps in it and now for the secret sauce I’ve used mayonnaise which is about three tablespoons, Sriracha sauce two tablespoons, chili garlic sauce 2 tablespoons, honey 1 tsp, white pepper powder, black pepper powder and sesame seed oil 1 TSP, let’s mix them all together in a bowl I’m going to first add in the mayonnaise.
The rich taste and the flavor mainly comes from this Mayo so you can add three tablespoons also according to your taste you can adjust it and I’m adding in the chili garlic and the Sriracha sauce. if you don’t find the Sriracha sauce you can use hot sauce two tablespoons instead of that.
White pepper also is optional if you don’t have it you can just add the black pepper and increase it a little bit and the sesame seed oil and honey this adds a little sweetness to the sauce so let’s mix this well till everything incorporates nicely and if you like it a little spicy you can add about 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder or paprika powder let’s mix this as well.
Now the sauce is ready I am going to move in to start frying the shrimps now. They are also soaked in the buttermilk just testing this first to see if the oil is hot enough and the batter is holding on well, so this is the consistency of the batter I am just dipping them in the batter and dropping each one slowly into the oil.
Make sure the oil is not really very hot but hot enough for the shrimps to fry, because if it’s too cold then the batter will come off the shrimps so that’s the reason I tested it first. fry them on a medium flame Turn them in between and let them fry to a nice golden-brown color and now we’ll transfer them onto a plate, I am putting them on a kitchen towel so that the excess oil comes off.
This takes about four to five minutes for them to fry on a medium flame. I’ve added the next batch as well so these are also ready and I am just gonna transfer them to a serving plate now that the shrimps are fried and ready and they’re really crispy I’m going to add these to the sauce that we just prepared.
So the sauce is a little more you don’t need so much of sauce it depends on how you like it I am just removing some of the sauce which can be used as a dipping sauce along with the shrimps and I’m going to add in the fried shrimps to this sauce add them to the sauce and toss them nicely with the sauce so that they coat the shrimps evenly, if you like to have more sauce you can add some more and let’s transfer them to a serving dish I’ve used a glass and just put a cabbage leaf or some lettuce leaves and you can transfer these shrimps to the cup I’ve used a glass, a tall bowl you can transfer all of them into the bowl.
They are nice and crunchy and I’m adding some chopped spring onions to this they are moist juicy and crunchy with a flavorful sauce I hope you enjoy dynamite shrimps at home