How to make it

  • MAKE SPICE BUTTER:
  • Combine all the dry spices for butter and mix thoroughly.
  • Combine softened butter with all the spices, the lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
  • PREPARE FILLING
  • Grind all the fish (not the 16 scampi) together.
  • Soak the cubes of bread in 1 cup of hot milk.
  • Mix fish and softened spice butter with the bread crumbs.
  • Divide filling into 16 walnut sized pieces and roll each into a ball.
  • PREPARE SHRIMP
  • Split shrimp 3/4way through to the back. Split side down flatten very gently taking care not to split shrimp. (Butterfly the shrimp.)
  • Place ball of filling into shrimp. Wrap shrimp around ball and chill at least 20 minutes.
  • BEFORE FRYING
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Dip chilled shrimp into flour, then egg and finally breadcrumbs.
  • Chill shrimp another 20 minutes to an hour.
  • FRYING
  • Deep fry the shrimp in oil about 350 to 360 degrees. Fry a few at a time.
  • SERVE
  • This will serve four people as a main dish. We used it as one of the seven fish courses we would have on Christmas Eve, so it served eight. to 10.

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  • barbiemensher 5 years ago
    I am so curious about what this might taste like. I rarely post remarks but this one got me. I do a lot of cocktail dinatoire type of events and I may just break this puppy out at the next one. Thanks so much!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe family will enjoy thanks high5
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    " It was excellent "
    cookinggood ate it and said...
    This looks great! It is a lot of ingredients but they are for the most part spices already in the cupbord. Looks like it would be well worth the effort! Gets my 5
    Thanks for the post.
    Ferri
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