Recipe courtesy of Aria Kagan
Buttermilk Battered Shrimp with California Sturgeon Caviar and Creme Fraiche Over Pea Sprout and Tomato Salad
Total:
1 hr
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Marinade: 
Batter:
Salad:
To serve:

Directions

To make the marinade: In a large bowl, using a whisk, blend together the buttermilk, salt, and lemon pepper seasoning. Whisk until well combined. Toss the shrimp in the marinade until coated. Transfer the shrimp to the refrigerator and allow the shrimp to marinate for 30 minutes. Drain the shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. 

In a large, sturdy, heavy-bottomed sauce pot over medium-high heat, heat the canola oil to 350 degrees F using a deep-fry thermometer inserted in the oil to monitor the temperature. 

To make the batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and lemon pepper seasoning. When the dry ingredients are well combined, whisk in the buttermilk, then whisk in 1 1/2 cups of the sparkling water. Stir until just combined. If the batter is too thick, add more sparkling water a tablespoon at a time until the batter consistency is thinner than pancake batter. 

Holding the shrimp by the tail, dip the shrimp into the batter, leaving the tail uncoated. Drop the battered shrimp into the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the fried shrimp to a paper towel to drain off the excess oil. 

In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, to taste. Toss in the pea sprouts and tomatoes and lightly coat in the dressing. 

On each plate, make a small bed of salad; top the salad with 3 shrimp. Top the shrimp with a tablespoon of creme fraiche and 1 teaspoon of caviar.

This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Buttermilk Scones

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Art Smith

Shrimp and Grits

Recipe courtesy of Joe Barnett

Roasted Shrimp Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Battered Fried Chicken and Waffles with Bourbon-Tangerine Syrup

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Garlic Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Mike's Huli Huli Chicken

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Shrimp Scampi

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking