When I first had Bacon Fried Shrimp, all I could do was melt into myself with pleasure. I remember my head tilting back with my eyes closed as that bacon and shrimp exploded with flavor with each bite. Oh… and did I mention the Pepper Jack Cheese? Wow! Each one of these prawns is stuffed with cheese before they’re wrapped with an entire piece of bacon, then they are each seasoned with black ground pepper before they’re fried to perfection.
Grilling Bacon Fried Shrimp
Obviously this recipe is called, “Bacon Fried Shrimp” but don’t let that discourage you from taking these pork prawns to the grill. These are perfect for barbecue’s and parties. Technically you could even bake them if you’re little heart ever so desired. It doesn’t really matter. Just make sure, like any pork product, it’s cooked thoroughly and all the way through. Oh, and just for kicks, I whipped up a Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce I really think you’re going to like. It really compliments the pa-pa-POW of the Shrimp!
Also, if you like this Bacon Fried Shrimp recipe, be sure to check out some of my other Prawn recipes like, Thai Red Curry Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi and Firecracker Shrimp, which is a lot like Bang bang shrimp if you’ve ever heard of it. I have a huge list of other Shrimp recipes if you want to seek them out or look up my Shrimp Recipes playlist on YouTube. These were just some of the ones I posted with this video. So be sure to check them out.
This Thai Red Curry Shrimp recipe was just the thing I needed to film this week. With Independence day just around the corner, I thought a spin on the traditional “Shrimp on the Barbee” was in order. Though I pan fry in this video recipe, there’s no reason why you couldn’t take these straight to the grill after the Prawns are marinated.
I lucked out at the super market when I found these whole jumbo shrimp with heads. That’s not normally how I buy them. But they give that Awe and Wow effect when they’re served this way. And just so you know, you don’t have to have whole jumbo’s . Just use what you’ve got and what’s available.
Also, if curry and/or spicy shrimp recipes are you’re thing, you might want to check out the Curry Chicken Salad and the Firecracker Shrimp recipes I’ve listed below!
Oh I love me some Fried Shrimp. Popcorn Shrimp, Jumbo Fried Shrimp or Coconut Shrimp, lay it on me. I won’t complain. And in all honesty I don’t really have a favorite. In fact the worst thing for me is the shell peeling and that’s just because it’s tedious. But, it’s got to be done and it’s really easy to do if you know the technique. But when it comes to Southern Fried Shrimp, you’r going to want to use a larger shrimp, jumbos even, and you’re going to need to leave on the tail for dipping.
This recipe is very simplistic and very easy for anyone to follow, based on very basic seasonings most everyone already has, right in their own kitchen. Sure it can be perverted and spiced up like some kind of secret chicken recipe but it isn’t really necessary, unless you’ve just gotta have more kick. But that’s entirely up to you. Flour, Salt and Pepper, some Paprika and an egg wash with hot sauce will set your pallet off after you’ve fried these crustaceans!
Southern Fried Shrimp Ingredients:
2 lbs pealed Shrimp 2 cups Flour 2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Black Pepper 1 tbsp Paprika
2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 tbsp Hot Sauce (Louisiana hot sauce is great)
Oil for Frying (I use Peanut Oil)
Peel and de-vein your shrimp. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet in another. Place the shrimp in the dry ingredients first, then in the spicy egg wash and back into the flour a second time. Fry at 350 degrees for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Be sure the oil is hot and don’t over crowd the fryer. I eat Southern Fried Shrimp with or without cocktail sauce.