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Emeril's Shrimp Beignets Recipe

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Rita Corvelli Meyers
Added: Thursday, December 21, 2006


1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup red peppers
1/4 cup yellow peppers
2 Tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and rough
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cup milk
2 tsp baking powder
3-1/4 cup flour
dash of Worcestershire Sauce
dash of Crystal Hot Sauce
Solid vegetable shortening for deep frying
pinch of Emeril's Creole Seasoning (can buy in grocery
stores (or recipe follows)

dash of Crystal Hot Sauce

Emeril's Creole Seasoning:
2-1/2 Tbsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp dried leaf oregano
1 Tbsp dried leaf thyme

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container or jar. Makes about 2/3 cup.

Heat the oil. Add the onions. Season with salt and cayenne. Saute for about 2 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Add the peppers and 1Tbsp garlic saute for 1 min. Season the shrimp with creole seasoning. Add the shrimp to the pan and saute for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup of the green onions. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Make a batter by combining the beaten eggs, mild and baking powder. Season with salt and pepper. Add the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, beating and incorporating until all is used and the batter is smooth. Add the seafood mixture to the batter and fold to mix. Season with salt and cayenne. Heat the shortening to 360 . Season with a dash of Worcestershire Sauce and hot sauce. Drop the batter, a heaping Tbsp at a time, into the hot oil. When the beignets pop to the surface, roll them around with a slotted spoon in the oil to brown them evenly. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season the beignets with Essence. Serve the beignets with remoulade sauce.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen beignets
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom made these beignets for Annette's bridal shower. They were delicious.




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