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Cajun “Shrimp”

photo: melecotte.com

One more take on the imitation fish…

2 (200-gram) packages imitation shrimp, defrosted
2 (12-ounce) bottles of beer
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons peanut oil (use grapeseed if you have allergies)

Accompaniment: Cocktail Sauce (add a little fresh cilantro to the cocktail sauce for some extra zing!)

In a large bowl, soak shrimp in beer for about 3 hours.

In a large freezer-strength Ziploc bag, mix flour and seasoning. Remove shrimp from beer and add to flour mixture. Shake to coat.

Heat oil to medium-high in wok or large frying pan. Sauté shrimp until crisp; 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately or at room temperature with cocktail sauce.