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Kickin’ Po’Boy Shrimp with
Cranberry-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Kickin' Po'Boy Shrimp



  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails intact
  • 1 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail , divided use
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeds and membranes removed, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal


  • 1/4 cup Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce

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  1. Place shrimp in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of juice, creole seasoning, and jalapeno. Pour over shrimp. Seal and shake. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  3. Heat 3 cups of oil in a deep skillet or a deep fryer over medium high heat.
  4. While oil is heating, remove shrimp from bag and discard liquid. Place shrimp in a large bowl. Sprinkle cornstarch on shrimp and toss.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir together egg and remaining 1/2 cup of juice.
  6. In another medium bowl, stir together flour and cornmeal.
  7. Dip each shrimp into egg mixture then roll in flour mixture.
  8. Fry 6-8 shrimp at a time in hot oil for 2 minutes per side until golden brown, turning once. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.
  9. While shrimp are frying, place sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat until cranberry sauce is melted, stirring often.
  10. Serve sauce with shrimp for dipping.

Prep Time:20 min plus marinating | Cook Time: 15 min | Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information: Calories 720 Fat 47g Sugars 12g Saturated Fat 4g Carbohydrates 49g Protein 26g Sodium 1255mg Fiber 2g Cholesterol 217mg Potassium 313mg Calcium 120mg Folate 149% Zinc 0 Vitamin A 103% Vitamin C 23mg Vitamin E 12mg

Recipe by: Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma - Ocean Spray 2012 Tailgating Recipe Contest

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Ocean Spray