What is it with me and shrimp lately? Idunno.
Sooooo Super Bowl is like, less then 48 hours away, and it just so happens to be in New Orleans this year and I just so happen to have a recipe for hot "new orleans" styled shrimp so obviously I have to be totally obnoxious and assault your face with it. I just really like themed things, ok? Call me a marketers dreams, but you could make "Happy National Color Yellow Day" greeting cards and I'd probably send them to everyone I know.
Such a sad sad life.
And um, you want to know how I know I'm getting old? I am so excited about my new lamps. Lamps. Yes people. I said lamps. GOD I can't go in Target anymore. Seriously. I think I paid their rent last month and I'm not talking about me just sending over a friendly donation. I'm talking about piles and piles of Target bags taking over the cabinet underneath my sink because I have a serious problem when it comes to bright colored spatulas and pastel colored bowls that I don't need.
Why do you continue to do this to me, Target? I can't do this anymore. Ugh. I mean hi I love you. I hate when we fight. See you tomorrow?
But if you're hosting a super bowl party, or going to a friends house or just want to shove your face at home and forget all about your new years resolution, you should totally make these "New Orleans" styled shrimps.
Oh and P.S - I have no idea if there is such thing as New Orleans shrimp, if these would even quality as New Orleans shrimp, but once someone told me these were like New Orleans shrimp so I'm going with it. I know I know. Annoying....
Hot "New Orleans" Shrimp
Measurements at your own discretion:
Red Pepper Flakes
Sliced Green Onions for garnish
Start by cleaning your shrimp. I'm using shrimp that was frozen, so I just had to run mine under some warm water to defrost a bit. In a plate combined all spices+flour. Dredge each piece of shrimp in mixture. Melt a tablespoon or two of butter in a skillet and add in your shrimp. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Drizzle on hot sauce and sprinkle on your green onions. Enjoy!