Shrimp Hushpuppies are delicious balls of fried cornmeal filled with baby shrimp and several seasonings and spices. They are perfect for a fish fry or a party appetizer.
I can’t say that it was love at first bite the first time I had a hush puppy. But as I got older, I learned to appreciate the greatness and deliciousness of hush puppies. Especially, when you eat them with fried fish. They complement fried fish very well.
Hush puppies really aren’t anything to be afraid of. If you eat a typical hush puppy, they are like fried balls of cornbread, but denser and not as sweet. Well, that depends on how sweet you like your cornbread. They are seasoned with some basic and common seasonings you may already have such as:
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Seasoned Salt
- Smoked Paprika
- Diced Onion
In my recipe for shrimp hushpuppies, I use some of the same common seasonings, I add chopped celery, baby shrimp, and a little bit of sugar for a touch of sweetness. Once they are deep-fried to a delicious crisp, they are perfection! They are even more delicious if they are dipped in tartar sauce or cajun remoulade sauce.
Dishes perfect these Shrimp Hushpuppies
I already mentioned that hush puppies are typically served with fried fish at a fish fry. There is a long history of how hushpuppies got their name and their connection to seafood. I won’t bore you with those details. Instead, below is a list of dishes on my blog that would go well with these fried shrimp balls:
- Spicy Crisp Fried Shrimp
- Fried Fish Po’Boy Sandwich
- Beer Battered Fish and Chips
- Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Commonly Asked Questions
No. You can leave it out completely or try subbing the shrimp with shredded crabmeat or fish such as whiting or cod.
I love them in tartar sauce or a remoulade sauce. But you can use cocktail sauce or create your own dipping sauce.
Yes. I don’t see why not. After you cook them, allow them to become completely cooled. Add them to a freezer bag and store up to 2 weeks. To cook let them unthaw at room temperature and then place them in an oven at 350 Degrees to cook.