If you’re looking to wow the crowds with a seriously tasty appetiser, or you fancy a snack packed with flavor, we’ve got just the recipe for you. With this Dynamite Shrimp dish, you’ll blow your guests away!


Before you start whipping up a storm in the kitchen, make sure you have the following ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • ¾ of a cup of cornstarch
  • 1.5 tsp of baking powder
  • 1.5 cups of cold club soda
  • 0.5 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ of a teaspoon of white pepper
  • Canola oil
  • 1lb deveined shrimp (shells removed): prawns can also be used for this dish
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp of sugar
  • 1tbsp of sriracha


  • Heat a pan with oil to 375 degrees
  • Combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, and baking powder and then mix the shrimp in, dusting off the excess mixture
  • Whisk the club soda with the flour mixture, dip the shrimp in, and add to the pan
  • Fry the shrimp for 2-3 minutes until golden brown
  • Combine the mayonnaise, sugar, and sriracha and add the shrimp, tossing the ingredients together before serving

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8 people

Top tips for the best dynamite shrimp

  • Add cayenne pepper or garlic for more intense heat
  • Serve with fluffy rice for a hearty lunch or dinner
  • Reduce mayonnaise content and add avocado to enhance nutritional benefits
  • Serve with sweet chili if you have guests who aren’t firm fans of spicy food

Storing and reheating

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, you can store this dish in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When reheating, it’s best to use a toaster oven to achieve the delicious crisp coating.