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Spicy Fried Shrimp with Minted Yogurt Dip

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These Spicy Fried Shrimp with Minted Yogurt Dip need to be you next summer appetizer. Lightly spiced shrimp shallow fried to crispy perfection and served with a cool and refreshing mint dip. A great appetizer for summer entertaining.

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Spicy Fried Shrimp

I really do love shrimp and I thought this were out of this world! Yes really, and I don’t say that often.

Recently I had friends over for a girls night in and we served these alongside the Mango Margaritas and the Chicken and Avocado Salad Cups. What a combination. You need to make all of those dishes this summer. You do!

I think the dip really made the dish.  However, after thinking about it today I think you could also serve them with fresh squeezed lemon.  Try what you prefer the best!

Can These Spicy Fried Shrimp with a Minted Yogurt Dip be Prepared in advance for Cooking Later

Great news friends, yes! So, that makes them even better for summer entertaining. Prepare, pop in the fridge and cook just before serving. On that note, I would say, don’t fry them until you are just about to serve them. They will lose their crispness over time and really are best served fresh cooked.

And the dip can be made in the morning and popped in the fridge until serving.

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Spicy Fried Shrimp with Minted Yogurt Dip

Crispy fried shrimp with a creamy minted dip. Your next appetizer.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: quick, shrimp, summer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 24 large shrimp peeled, cleaned and de veined
  • 1/2 Cup bread crumbs fine
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 1/4 Cup sunflower oil

For The Dip

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • small bunch fresh mint finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice


  • Mix the bread crumbs with the cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Whisk the egg in a medium bowl. Next, take a shrimp and coat it in the egg mixture and then roll it in the bread crumb mixture making sure it is completely coated. Place on a plate and continue this process until you have coated all of the shrimp.
  • In a medium skillet set over medium high heat add the sunflower oil and bring up to temperature. It should be hot enough after about 2 minutes. Check it by dipping one shrimp in the hot oil. If it sizzles, then it is ready. If not, give it another minute or so. Cook shrimp in batches ensuring that they all have space and are not on top of each other. Cook each side for a couple of minutes or until crispy and golden colour. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Serve with Minted Yogurt Dip.

The Dip

  • Combine the yogurt, mint leaves, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl. Whisk to combine and it's done.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Fried Shrimp with Minted Yogurt Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 413mg18%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

By on June 1st, 2015
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