Firecracker Shrimp

I have made a lot of shrimp recipes ,but this was the most popular recipe posted and for good reason. A crispy panko crusted shrimp fried to golden brown perfection covered in a zesty firecracker sauce. Give this a try and let me know if this is the best shrimp recipe you’ve ever made.

Firecracker Shrimp

The best appetizer dish to make for a gathering of any occasion. Impress your friends, your family, your crush with this shrimp recipe.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer


  • lb shrimp *(we used U6/8 here)

Seasoning flour:

  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika


  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Egg wash:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp the seasoning flour you made earlier
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

Mayo Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Korean chilli flakes
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • Peel, devein, and butterfly your shrimp then pat it dry.
  • Prepare our three stations which is our seasoning flour, egg wash, and panko.
  • Coat your shrimp in the seasoning flour, into the egg wash, then finish it off by coating it in some Panko breadcrumbs. You want to make sure there are no bald spots.
  • Fry them at 350°F for about 3 minutes or you may alternatively air fry them at 400F for 10 minutes depending on size of shrimp.
  • Remove from oil and pat down it down with paper towel gently to remove some excess oil.
  • Immediately toss your shrimp in the mayo sauce mixture so that the sauce can coat the shrimp evenly.
  • Garnish with some green onions and enjoy!


Size of shrimps: We used U6/8 shrimps in this recipe, meaning there are 6-8 shrimps per pound. I would highly recommend at least U16-21 shrimp.
Keyword firecracker shrimp, shrimp

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