Cajun Popcorn Recipe

Cajun Popcorn Recipes

Ingredients :

2lb raw crayfish tails, peeled, or small prawns, peeled and deveined

2 eggs

1 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup fine cornmeal (or plain flour, if not available)

1/2 cup plain flour

1 tbsp snipped fresh chives

1 garlic clove, crushed

1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenned pepper

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

oil, for deep-frying

For the Mayonnaise:

1 egg yolk

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 cup olive or vegetable oil

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

salt and ground black pepper

Method :

Rinse the crayfish tails or prawns in cold water. Drain well and set aside in a cool place. Mix together the eggs and wine in a small bowl. In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal and / or flour, chives, garlic, thyme, salt, cayenne and pepper. Gradually whisk in the egg mixture, blending well. Cover the batter and stand for 1 hour at room temperature.

For the mayonnaise, combine the egg yolk, mustard and vinegar in a mixing bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Add the oil in a thin stream, beating vigorously with a wire whisk. When the mixture is thick and smooth, stir in the basil. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Heat 3 inch of oil in a large frying pan or deep-fryer to a temperature of 180C / 350F. Dip the seafood into the batter and fry in small batches for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Turn as necessary for oven coloring. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Serve hot, with the basil mayonnaise.

Serves 8

Cornmeal-coated spicy seafood resembles popcorn when made, hence the name for this tasty Cajun snack served with a delicious basil mayonnaise.

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