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Coating shrimp in buttermilk, hot sauce and Cajun seasoning not only gives them a tangy, spicy flavor, it also helps the cornmeal stick to form a crispy crust.

EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2022


Credit: Photography / Greg DuPree, Styling / Ali Ramee / Christine Keely

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk buttermilk, hot sauce and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Transfer half of the mixture to a small bowl and stir in mayonnaise. Set aside.

  • Stir Cajun seasoning into the buttermilk mixture in the medium bowl. Pat shrimp dry and add to the bowl. Toss to coat. Place cornmeal in a shallow dish and dredge the shrimp in it, pressing to adhere.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook until crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and add corn, okra and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until hot, about 4 minutes. Stir in scallions, butter, vinegar and salt and toss until well coated, about 1 minute. Serve the shrimp with the vegetables and the reserved sauce. Garnish with more scallions, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3 oz. shrimp, 1/2 cup vegetables & 1 Tbsp. sauce
392 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 28g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 4g; fat 20g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 194mg; sodium 565mg; potassium 532mg.