Good Day Gourmet: Crispy shrimp with creamy chili sauce


Crispy shrimp:

  • 24 large shrimp, peeled, de-veined & tails off
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Green onion scallions, chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs. Chili-Garlic sauce (add a bit more for extra kick!)
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Fill a large pot with a few inches of vegetable oil, and turn stove top on medium-high heat.
  2. Place shrimp in a zip-top bag (gallon-size preferably), and add flour. Seal bag and shake until the shrimp are thoroughly coated. Save the bag.
  3. In a plastic food storage container (that has a lid), whisk an egg. Using a fork or tongs, pick out the shrimp and place them in the egg mixture. Seal the lid and shake the container so the shrimp are coated in egg.
  4. Re-using the zip-top bag, add the shrimp and Panko bread crumbs. Shake again, until the shrimp are covered in breading.
  5. Fry in hot vegetable oil, about 4 minutes, or until shrimp are golden brown, turning them over halfway through the frying process to brown evenly.
  6. Drain the shrimp on a paper towel.
  7. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Toss the shrimp in the sauce, or spoon the sauce over the shrimp.

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