Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 15: Captain Crunch and Cornmeal Shrimp

Captain Crunch and Cornmeal Shrimp have the sweetness and crunch to satisfy shrimp lovers of all ages. Quick and easy to prepare, this recipe composed of shrimps coated in beer batter and corn-based cereal is the perfect kid-friendly appetizer.

Ingredients (for 6 persons)

2/3 cup beer
1/2 cup masa flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons white sugar (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups sweetened corn-based cereal, crushed
1/2 cup cornmeal
24 shrimp
3 cups oil for frying
Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup marmalade
2 tablespoons deli-style Dijon mustard


(Preparation time: 10 mins, cooking time: 20 mins)

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Whisk beer, masa flour, egg, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl until beer batter is smooth. Place crushed cereal in a shallow bowl and cornmeal in a third shallow bowl.
Dredge shrimp through cornmeal, holding shrimp by the tail; shake off excess cornmeal. Dip shrimp in beer batter, allowing excess to drip back into the batter. Roll shrimp in the crushed cereal until evenly coated. Arrange coated shrimp on the prepared baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Working in batches, fry shrimp in the hot oil, turning once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer cooked shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate using tongs.
Stir marmalade and mustard together in a bowl until sauce is smooth. Serve cooked shrimp alongside the dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 329 calories; 13 g fat; 45.9 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; 67 mg cholesterol; 364 mg sodium.

Inside Cooking Ep 15: Captain Crunch and Cornmeal Shrimp