These Popcorn Shrimp with Mango Chipotle Sauce are the perfect summer appetizer! The shrimp are crispy and packed with flavor alongside a sweet and spicy summery sauce for dipping.
Hi friends! How was your weekend? I hope your’s was just as fun as mine! I frolicked with family and friends, enjoyed some delicious food and just plain old relaxed! It was a picture perfect weekend at the beach!
Today, I’m getting right down to business. I’m sharing a summer appetizer that makes an appearance at all my cocktail parties at the BHK. Tom and my boys have always loved to go crabbing and fishing, so seafood is on the menu quite often at our house. These Popcorn Shrimp with my to die for sweet and spicy Mango Chipotle Sauce are a favorite with all my guests.
We all know that summer recipes need to be quick and fresh right? Well, this one is high on our list of favorites! These shrimp couldn’t be simpler to whip up! They’re definitely all about the delicious coating. It’s a mixture of Panko crumbs, some of my favorite Old Bay seasoning and kosher salt and pepper. Maybe even a little extra sprinkle of Old Bay when they’re done frying too. I can’t help myself. I’ve got a thing for Old Bay. They sound totally easy right?!
And the mango chipotle sauce is just as easy. It’s sweet with a perfect little spicy kick. I guarantee you’re going to LOVE it. It’s a summery change-up from the usual cocktail sauce. This lip-smackin’ combination of juicy mangoes, lemon juice, shallots, spicy chipotle peppers and some honey for sweetness will have you double dipping for sure! It’s irresistible!
So get this one on your summer cocktail party menu friends. They’ll be a hit for sure! I shared this recipe on my friends Carrian and Cade’s blog, Oh Sweet Basil, so head on over to check out the full recipe.
- Mango Chipotle Sauce:
- 2 cups fresh mango chunks
- ¼ cup shallots, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- 1 small chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (use ½ the pepper if you like a milder taste)
- Popcorn Shrimp:
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 2½ tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (keep tails attached)
- vegetable oil for frying
- Head on over to Oh Sweet Basil for the entire recipe!