Filed Under: Main Dish | Seafood | Shrimp

Pan-Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 26th, 2012

Slightly spicy without overwhelming the shrimp.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Slightly spicy without overwhelming the shrimp.
Texture: Best part! Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside.
Ease: You can make this for dinner tonight.
Appearance: Don’t you want to take a shrimp and dunk it into that spicy mayo then pop it in your mouth??
Pros: Easy and delicious.
Cons: Leaves your kitchen smelling like oil if your hood vent blows like mine does.
Would I make this again? Yes! I might play around with the flavors a bit.

Happy Friday! I am seriously counting down the days (I think it’s 48 days from today) until I graduate with my bachelor’s degree. I am really enjoying two of my classes right now and I don’t mind the assignments (even when they’re 15 page essays) but my other two classes are nightmarish. There’s nothing worse than having to learn and write about things that you have no interest in or don’t remotely comprehend (like the chemical processes of a postmortem body, why is a BIO class required for my degree?!?!?). Then I’ll finish up my culinary degree, hopefully in one semester, and I’ll forever be done with school! Unless for some insane reason I decide to do graduate school, but I seriously don’t think that will be in my near future. I can’t wait for the day when my desk is only covered with food-related books, notes, and binders instead of academic textbooks, notes, and binders.

How to make
Pan-Fried Shrimp with Creole Mayonnaise

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Slightly spicy without overwhelming the shrimp.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt-free Creole seasoning, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce


  1. Combine the flour, 1 teaspoon of the Creole seasoning, and salt in a shallow dish. Pour the milk into a shallow dish. Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.
  2. Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture then dip in the milk. Dredge shrimp in the breadcrumbs, shaking off excess breadcrumbs, before placing on a plate.
  3. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the shrimp to the pan, cook about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and shrimp.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, remaining 1/4 teaspoon Creole seasoning, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Serve with shrimp.

Recipe Notes

From Cooking Light July 2011
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Blog is the New Black — October 26, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Lloyd would DIE if I made this!!!

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    Koko @ Koko Likes — October 31, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Looks AMAZING

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      Tessa — November 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Thank you!!

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