Buffalo Wings are without question one of the most popular “bar foods” in American restaurants. The unique aroma awakes your taste buds and I personally find it hard to resist. I bet that if wings are on a menu, someone at your table is ordering them. And if someone else doesn’t, you probably will. Despite the messy fingers, the inconsistencies in sauces and crispiness, and even size, they are simply hard to resist.
For me, it’s not about the chicken wing itself, its about the Buffalo sauce. I simply crave it. With Buffalo sauce being so popular, now we see a wide variety of “wings” on menus including Boneless Buffalo wings, Buffalo Cauliflower bites, Buffalo Tofu and my favorite, Buffalo Shrimp.
When I travel down south to visit family and friends I find Buffalo shrimp on many pub menus. But where I live in NY, I can’t seem to find them anywhere! So, what was a girl to do when the craving struck? Get cooking! I am sure glad I started making my own because they are in a a league of their own.
After trying a few approaches, I finally came up with what I think is the best Buffalo Shrimp recipe. These shrimp are spicy, bold & briny. They are coated in a batter that is made with seasoned flour and the result is a crispy shell, similar to classic fried chicken. Tossed with your favorite wing sauce and served with blue cheese dip, these Buffalo Shrimp are better than any restaurant. You won’t even want to share.
The sauce you choose is going to have a major impact on the end result so make sure you choose a sauce you really like. I’m partial to Franks Red Hot Wing Sauce and a Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing.
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is SO easy and one thousand times better than anything from a store. Simply toss a few ingredients into a food processor and you are done. It’s as easy as that and makes a substantial difference.
- If you peel your own shrimp, freeze the shells in a ziplock bag and use to make seafood stock another time. A good stock is the secret ingredient to making the best Shrimp & Grits!