June 27, 2012

Popeyes Zatarain's Butterfly Shrimp

Popeyes-Launches-New-Zatarains-Butterfly-Shrimp-This-July.jpgTo be honest, I don't think I go to Popeyes as often as I should. Having been there a couple times, I'm a firm believer that their fried chicken blows the competition out of the water. The sides there are fantastic as well. An item that has recently popped up on their menu is actually a collaboration with Zatarain's, a food and spice company based in New Orleans. As you could probably imagine, the seasoning on the shrimp was quite spectacular. As I looked inside the breading after my first bite, I saw succulent and fleshy little bits of meat. Unfortunately, because the spices were so bold on the exterior and the coating was so thick and dense, the flavor and texture of shrimp got lost on me. The lemon garlic sauce didn't do a thing to help bring out the shrimpiness, but still packed a punch with its acidic tang. One last thing about the breading is that it was so good that I made a spontaneous decision to eat the shrimp tails as well. Although I longed for a bit more coming from the actual shrimp themselves, I would definitely be willing to try these again. Take it from the guy who was willing to go so far as to eat the tails.

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Posted by Jin on June 27, 2012
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