Crispy Polenta Shrimp

Recipe Ingredients

  • Polenta or fine cornmeal3/4 cup
  • Cayenne1/2 tsp
  • Ground cumin1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped2 tbsp
  • Northern King 51/60 peeled and
    deveined raw shrimp All Purpose
    Flour for dredging 2 1/4 lb
  • Olive oil2 tbsp
  • Grated sharp cheddar shrimp2 tbsp
  • Fresh lime wedges2 tbsp
  • Tomato salsa2 tbsp
01

Combine the polenta, cayenne, cumin, salt, and cilantro in a bowl and mix well.

02

Dredge shrimp lightly in flour, dip in cold water, and then roll in the polenta mixture to coat.

03

Heat the oil in a heavry pan. Add the prawns a few at a time so as not to crowd the pan. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly golden. Set on paper towel to drain.

04

Place shrimp in a heat proof dish. Sprinkle cheese over shrimp. Set dish under a preheated broiler for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.

05

Serve immediately with fresh lime and your favourite salsa.