Spicy Beer Battered Fried Shrimp & Sweet Red Remoulade Sauce

by Utokia Langley

OMG is all I could say when I bit into one of these babies!!  I remember the first time I had “beer battered” shrimp in a restaurant.  I remember thinking WOW that sounds good but never in a million years would think it would be so easy for me to cook at home!  Well I was so wrong not only are these sweet babies easy to make but they are also better than the ones I tasted in the restaurant!  BAM BOOM POW!!  Then I took it a step further and paired it with a sweet red remoulade sauce for dipping!  Can I say OMG again!  YES OMG!  The spicy beer battered shrimp and the sweet red remoulade sauce have such a perfect contrast, it will make your mouth say ohh ahhhh ooh ohh ahhh ahh!  Try this pair as a nice dinner with a simple salad or serve as an appetizer before dinner or during a football, basketball, hockey or whatever sport you love!

Spicy + Sweet = A Perfect Equation


Appetizer Anyone?


Whew These Taste Soo Good!



1-2 pounds uncooked jumbo shrimp
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup yellow cornmeal
4 tbsp. hot sauce (I use Franks)
1 ¾ cup of beer (I use Heineken)
6 tbsp. paprika
Cayenne pepper to taste
Old Bay or Seafood Seasoning (to taste)
Sea salt (to taste)
Ground pepper (to taste)
Vegetable Oil (fill 3/4th up the pot just enough to cover shrimp)

1 cup Mayo (I use Hellman’s)
¼ cup Country Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
½ cup Ketchup
4 tbsp. Paprika
Garlic powder (to taste)
Sea salt (to taste)
Granulated sugar (to taste)


  1. Clean shrimp and remove shell BUT keep tail on and place in a bowl
  2. Season shrimp with old bay or seafood seasoning, sea salt, and ground pepper and set to the side
  3. In a separate bowl let’s make the beer batter, add the all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal, hot sauce, beer, cayenne pepper and paprika and stir together until smooth (if it is too runny add more flour, if it is too thick add more beer)
  4. Fill a large sauce pan with vegetable oil about ¾ up the pan, just enough to cover the shrimp but not so much that they drown in it
  5. Heat the oil on high
  6. Once the oil is hot turn down to medium heat and submerge about 3-4 shrimp in the batter, coat it well and then add to the hot oil
  7. The shrimp will cook really fast so don’t walk away, use a drain spoon (you know those really bit spoon with a bunch of holes in it ~ smile) and flip the shrimp 2-3 times so they are browned all over – the shrimp should take no longer than 3-5 minutes to cook or until golden brown
  8. Remove shrimp from oil with your drain spoon and add to a dish or plate with a paper towel to drain the oil
  9. Repeat this process until all your beer battered shrimp are done
  10. Now let’s make the sweet red remoulade sauce
  11. In a bowl add the mayo, mustard, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, paprika, garlic powder, sea salt and granulated sugar and mix well with a spoon
  12. Taste the sauce to see if it needs any additional seasoning before serving
  13. Serve the Spicy Beer Battered Shrimp with your Sweet Red Remoulade Sauce as a meal along with a salad or serve as an appetizer, or during a game night, no matter how you serve it, it will be a winner!!
  14. Grab a Shrimp, Dip and ENJOY, ENJOY and one more ENJOY



Utokia ~

Sizzle Sizzle Baby




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Wendy February 17, 2012 - 9:22 am

I didn’t make the shrimp yet, but I will. I must say that the Remoulade sauce was a HUGE hit in my house! The kids were trying to figure out what else they can put it on besides fish. This recipe will forever be at my disposal!

joyce November 23, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Do you think that beer batter would work on chicken too? The shrimp looks delicious!

utokia November 26, 2012 - 8:37 pm

Hello Joyce, thank you for visiting ShesGotFlavor! Hmmm I’ve never tried it with chicken, if I did I would likely try it with boneless chicken strips. You should try it and let us know how it turns out maybe even submit it as a potential “FEATURE” recipe by clicking on feature link on the ShesGotFlavor HOME page on the bottom right. Take care and don’t forget to share and check out more flavorful recipes!

Ryan January 13, 2023 - 9:49 pm

Fantastic recipe! The sauce was delicious, I didn’t have paprika so I substituted hot sauce.


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