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Caribbean Style Popcorn Shrimp

Caribbean Style Popcorn Shrimp

3 cups vegetable oil for frying

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 egg

½ cup milk

1 cup dry bread crumbs or crushed salted crackers

1 tbsp Caribbean green seasoning

¼ scotch bonnet pepper, chopped finely

1 clove garlic, crushed

Pinch salt

¼ tsp black pepper

1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


Peel, devein and wash the shrimp. Then season with the Caribbean Green Seasoning, salt, crushed garlic, black pepper and finely chopped scotch bonnet pepper. Allow this to marinate for 10 minutes. As the shrimp marinates, prepare the breading station. In a bowl place the bread crumbs (I like using crushed salted crackers as I find the texture and airiness is much better), in another bowl you’ll have the flour and the final bowl you’ll whisk together the milk and egg. Since these popcorn shrimp cook very fast I suggest you bread all of them before you start frying. Each shrimp – dust in the flour, then the egg mixture, then roll in the bread crumbs (you may need to press them down into the bread crumbs a bit) and set aside. Then deep or shallow fry until they are golden brown. With flame on medium/high (oil hot) gently place each shrimp (do in 2 batches to not over-crowd the pan) and cook them for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and place on paper towels to try and absorb some of the excess oil. Serve warm with some Caribbean pepper sauce or any sort of dip you like using. Top with some chopped parsley and lemon wedges to make the dish look even more appetizing, if desired. Serves: 4-6.

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