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Jumbo Popcorn Shrimp with Blackened Ranch

It’s your boy AB back at it again, and today we’re diving into a game day favorite that’ll have your taste buds doing the happy dance, Jumbo Popcorn Shrimp! But hold on, we’re not stopping there. We’ve got a homemade Blackened Ranch Sauce that’s straight out of Popeyes’ dreams. So, buckle up and get ready for a flavor explosion that’s perfect for any game day feast.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Raw Shrimp (peeled, deveined, and tails removed)
  • 1 1/3 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Ground White Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 6 Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Blackened Ranch Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Dill Weed
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Blackened Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt (if required)

Instructions

Prepare the Shrimp:

In a Ziploc bag, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour and Cajun seasoning to taste.

Whisk 4 eggs in a bowl.

Dip each jumbo shrimp in the egg wash, then transfer to the Ziploc bag and shake until coated.

Heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer or pot. Check out My Thermometer!

Fry the shrimp until golden brown, shaking occasionally to prevent sticking.

Prepare the Blackened Ranch Sauce:

Mix 1 cup of ranch dressing with Cajun seasoning to taste.

Stir until the seasoning is evenly distributed.

Serve:

Drain the fried shrimp on paper towels.

Arrange the Popcorn shrimp on a serving plate.

Serve with the homemade Blackened Ranch Sauce for dipping.

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Popeyes Popcorn Shrimp Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Popeyes Blackened Ranch Sauce

Instructions

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  1. In a Ziploc bag, combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour and Cajun seasoning to taste. 

  2. Whisk 4 eggs in a bowl, and dip each jumbo shrimp in the egg wash, then transfer to the Ziploc bag and shake until coated. 

  3. Fry the shrimp until golden brown, shaking occasionally to prevent sticking.

  4. Popeyes Blackened Ranch Sauce

    Mix 1 cup of ranch dressing with Cajun seasoning to taste.

  5. Stir until the seasoning is evenly distributed.

  6. Drain the fried shrimp on paper towels.

  7. Arrange the shrimp on a serving plate and Serve with the Homemade Blackened Ranch Sauce for dipping.

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