Easy Buffalo Shrimp


This is an easy dish for ball games or to take to parties. I like to make sure additional sauce covers the shrimp when served. Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup hot sauce (such as Texas Pete®)

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 1 pound frozen cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp, thawed


  1. Combine butter and hot sauce in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and keep warm.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Place cornstarch in a shallow bowl and lightly dip shrimp into the cornstarch.

  4. Fry shrimp, working in batches, in the hot oil until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon. Add shrimp to the butter-hot sauce and allow to sit for 3 to 4 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If taking to get-together, just leave the shrimp in the sauce mix and make sure it stays warm.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the cornstarch. The actual amount consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
30g Fat
30g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 282mg 94%
Sodium 1160mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 255mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.