As you may know, Brian and I took a trip to Cabo in early August. Once we came back, we needed a vacation from the vacation. On the way back we had a layover was in Houston Texas. What we thought was going to be an easy 2 1/2 hour layover, turned out to be a run to the gate circus. It seems like it’s a lot easier to leave the USA than it is to come back in. Long story short: after going through immigration then customs, claiming our bags, re-checking them and then going through TSA again, I had a reached a new level of hangry (The state of being so hungry that it has become infuriating. A hybrid of hungry and angry, urbandictionary.com).
After we got through what seem to be the worst of it, we searched for our gate which seemed to be on the complete opposite side of the airport we entered. Needing to make a decision fast with 10 minutes until boarding, Brian and I had our eyes on a pizza place right near the gate. After going through the process of ordering and sending our orders into the ovens, the woman failed to tell us their debit and credit card machine wasn’t working. Back to square one.
Turning around, our eyes fell on a china buffet. Just about anything looked good to be at this point. We ordered a honey-glazed, fried shrimp and it gave me life! So of course, we had to recreate this dish. This recipe was a collaborative experiment; I took the breading recipe from our fried chicken and the glaze from our honey garlic chicken recipe.
Honey Glazed Fried Shrimp
- ½ Pound of Large Shrimp
- 1 tbsp. of Olive oil
- 12 Saltine unsalted crackers
- 2 tbsp. of flour
- ½ tsp of cayenne
- ½ tsp of parsley
- ½ tsp of salt
- ½ tsp of garlic powder
- 1 Large egg
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 tbsp. of cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. of soy sauce
- First peel, devein, and clean your raw shrimp.
- In a small bowl, beat your egg and in another small bowl combine and crush your crackers then add in flour, cayenne pepper, parsley, salt and garlic powder.
- One by one, dip your cleaned shrimp into the egg and shake off any excess, then coat you shrimp in the cracker and flour mixture.
- Set the shrimp aside on a plate and repeat with the reminding shrimp.
- In a medium pan heat a tbsp. of olive oil on medium high heat. Once the oil is hot place your shrimp in, cook for about a couple of minutes on each side or until shrimp is done. The shrimp will turn pink once it’s done.
- In a small sauce pan, add honey, garlic, and soy sauce on medium heat.
- In a small bowl, mix the 1/3 cup of water and cornstarch together and add to the honey mixture. This water mixture allows the honey sauce to thicken and become a glaze. Be sure to stir consistently and keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.
- Once the sauce turns to a glaze remove the pan from the heat.
- Add shrimp to a bowl and slowly add about ½ of the honey sauce and toss gently. Then add the remaining honey sauce. Depending on how saucy you want the shrimp you can decide to use less.
- Serve with our fried rice or plain white/brown and enjoy!