Savory Shrimp Beignets
appetizers

Savory Shrimp Beignets

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A traditionally sweet dessert, our version of beignets shakes things up with a savory twist. Pastry dough is stuffed with shrimp and scallions and then flavored with Zatarain’s® Creole Seasoning. Deep fry and serve with a bright and creamy remoulade sauce, featuring Zatarain’s® Cajun Hot Sauce, Creole Mustard and lemon juice.

  • 20m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 290

    Calories

  • 17

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

(2 beignets)

Servings

Remoulade Sauce

Savory Shrimp Beignets

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ZATARAIN'S® Creole Seasoning
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped Substitutions available
    • cooked rock shrimp, crawfish or langoustine, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  • For the Remoulade Sauce, mix all ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • For the Beignets, mix flour, baking powder and Creole Seasoning with a whisk in large bowl. Add milk and egg; mix just until moistened. Whisk in melted butter until smooth. Gently stir in shrimp and green onions. Let batter stand for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.

  • Pour 2 inches of oil in large Dutch oven. Heat to 350°F on medium heat. Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towel-lined plate. Serve beignets with Remoulade Sauce.

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