New England Fried Shrimp

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Who doesn’t love a crunchy fried shrimp? This version takes virtually fat-free shrimp out of the deep fryer and pan-fries them in a little bit of oil instead. With 9 grams of total fat and 213 calories per serving, you can feel good about enjoying them.

 New England Fried Shrimp
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 cup pale ale, or other light-colored beer

  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Ingredient Note) or all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, (13-15 per pound; see Ingredient Note), peeled and deveined, tails left on

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Whisk beer, flour, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until smooth.

  3. You’ll need to cook the shrimp in two batches. Wait to batter the second batch until the first is cooked. For the first batch, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Hold shrimp by the tail and dip in the batter one at a time. Let any excess batter drip off, then add the shrimp to the hot oil, making sure they aren’t touching. Cook, turning once and adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning, until golden brown on the outside and curled, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a platter.

  4. Wipe out the pan. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium-high. Batter and fry the remaining shrimp. Season all the shrimp with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and serve immediately.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
213
Carbohydrates
7g
Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
24g
Cholesterol
172mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
210mg
Sodium
351mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1/2 starch
3 lean meat
1 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Selenium (61% daily value)
Iron (15% dv).

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7 replies

Collette75
Collette75 2014-10-23 20:58:31 -0500 Report

not rating, haven't tried it yet, just have a comment and a question. There is no "ingredient note", what happened to it?

WildNana
WildNana 2013-11-18 16:52:10 -0500 Report

It is hard to rate something you haven't tried yet! I shall let you know as soon as I give this recipe a try. It's gotta be good since it's a New England recipe and I'm from New England!

fancyfree
fancyfree 2013-04-25 11:09:39 -0500 Report

Can't rate as haven't tried it yet. Love shrimp & will try this one as soon as I can get some shrimp.