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Beer Battered Fried Shrimp

I've always loved the concept of using sodas and/or beers to cook protein in. For example, I've used Coca-Cola to slow cook pork shoulder before. Since I heard beer is great with seafood, I decided to do a beer batter for my shrimp. It was pretty tasty and has a different depth than just using regular flour and eggs. I'm still trying to figure out how to enhance the beer taste more, but for a first attempt - this wasn't too bad!

Beer Battered Fried Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yields 4 servings


  • 3/4 lb raw, deveined shrimp

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 3/4 cup beer (e.g. Modelo)

  • Salt

  • Canola oil (or other frying oil)


  • Remove all shells from shrimp and rinse with cold water. Lay to dry on a plate lined with paper towels to soak excess water. Lightly season with salt.

  • In a large frying pan, fill up with canola oil to at least 1". Turn heat on medium high.

  • In a medium bowl, add flour, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, cayenne, and baking powder. Mix together. Next, add beer and whisk all ingredients evenly together.

  • Once oil is hot, dredge each shrimp into the batter then carefully add into the pan. Repeat until there is no more shrimp left.

  • Let shrimp fry for about 4 minutes or until the bottom of the battered shrimp is golden. Flip and let fry for another 2 minutes (or until shrimp is evenly golden)

  • Transfer shrimp to another plate lined with paper towels to soak excess oil.

  • Serve as an appetizer, entree, or as your taco filling!


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