Snacks Worth Watching Football For. Half-Time Shrimp.

All Recipes | February 24, 2020 | By

I originally posted a version of this recipe a few years ago and received rave reviews about it, so I wanted to post it again.

I  was not the perfectionist with the pictures and stories as I am now, but the recipe is really worth sharing.

I hope you enjoy.


Did someone say Football?

That’s right kid’s. The Super Bowl is right around the corner and to me that means food.

“Don’t you mean football?”….

Nope…I’m not a huge football fan ..but I do love food….so on with the show.


There are a few foods that I really go crazy about and my Half-Time Shrimp is one of them.
It has the perfect combination of crunch, texture, spices and kick ass flavor that will make you drool just thinking about them.
This is what Colonel Sanders must have felt like when he developed his recipe for KFC.
Why are they called Half-Time Shrimp?  
Great question, I’ll explain.
During the big game, some people are crazed with betting, getting prepared, who’s going to win, who’s going to get the most touch-downs, etc and then there are a bunch of people that I know whom can’t wait for half-time to put out the spread,  the goods…the impressive menu that they have been working on for weeks.


 Enter…..Half-Time Shrimp.
This recipe got me NY Newsday coverage and props on a NY news channel and I just wanted to share it with a few updates and some new pictures.
Like every red blooded American….or any foodie (American, Canadian, or whatever you are), I love flavor, spice and variety. But, I also love the classics.
One of my favorites are Buffalo wings. Classic hot sauce recipe….darn tasty…but not much to it. 
 I wanted more and knew that, if prepared correctly, shrimp can take on the perfect consistency and flavor…
so into the laboratory I went. 
After finding the perfect amount of heat, flavor and lovin’, the recipe was complete and a star was born. 

So enjoy the 4 F’s this weekend.

Your friends, family, football and food.

Let me know what ya think!


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Half-Time Shrimp
If you like Buffalo WIngs...You'll love these fresh, crispy, hot and spicy Half-Time Shrimp even better. ( Unless you have a shellfish that case stick to the chicken.)
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
For the Shrimp
  1. 1 lb large shrimp-shelled, de-veined and butterflied
  2. 1.5 cups vegetable oil
  3. 1 cup white all purpose flour
  4. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  5. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/4 tsp Old Bay seasonings
  7. 1 tsp black pepper
  8. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  9. 2 eggs-beaten
For the Sauce
  1. 1 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  2. 1 clove garlic very thinly sliced
  3. 1 stick unsalted butter
For the Bleu Cheese Dressing
  1. 1 cup mayo (only Hellmann’s…trust me)
  2. 2 cups sour cream
  3. 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  4. 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  5. 1/2 lb bleu cheese (crumbled)
  1. Run the shrimp under cold water then pat them dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a bowl beat 2 eggs and in a large plate pour out flour and mix in the onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.
  3. Dip shrimp into egg mixture, let excess egg drip off, and then into flour and put on a seperate plate as the oil heats.
  4. Heat oil in pan to about 350 degrees. Hot enough that when you drop a little water in it it crackles. Arrange shrimp in pan and cook for about 1 min on each side. When shrimp are golden brown take out and dry on a paper towel lined plate.
For the Sauce
  1. In a skillet melt butter and pour in Hot Sauce, 1 tsp white vinegar, garlic and butter. Let these awesome ingredients flow together, and toss in the shrimp. Take off heat and make sure they are full of this delicious Hot Sauce.
For the Blue Cheese Dressing
  1. In a large bowl combine mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, onion powder, 1/4 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper. Blend smooth. Then fold in the bleu crumbled bleu cheese. Cover and set asside in fridge for 30-45 min.
  1. Serve over a bed of nice organic greens and side of carrots and celery. Top with a generous portion of bleu cheese dressing and garnish with a few hot cherry pepper slices and drizzle remaining sauce over greens.
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  1. Leave a Reply

    September 1, 2015

    This looks absolutely amazing! Will have to try this soon!

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      September 9, 2015

      Hey Debbie. Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate them. Please tell your friends about us. We aim to please. 🙂

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    Laura in the Kitchen
    February 6, 2016

    I CAN handle the heat, lol. This looks wonderful. Exactly what I am looking for to make during the Super bowl.

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      February 8, 2016

      Hope you were able to make this and had a great game day.

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    Chef Eric
    November 12, 2017

    Me like, will read more. Cheers!

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    Fermin Mckentie
    May 26, 2018

    I really can’t believe how great this site is. Keep up the good work. I’m going to tell all my friends about this place.

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