Similar to what you get at Longhorn Steakhouse:

There’s just something about cherry peppers sauteed in butter, combined with lightly fried shrimp with a touch of prairie dust, that causes my taste buds to go wild.

The breading on the shrimp is very light, so I decided to go with dredging the shrimp in self-rising flour, no eggs, no heavy batter. Salt, pepper, and flour work perfectly.

After frying the shrimp for 3-5 minutes, let drain on paper towels. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a skillet. Add 1/2 cup cherry peppers and sprinkle lightly with prairie dust. You will not use all of the prairie dust.

I use Mezzetta Sweet Cherry Peppers in the jar. After slicing the peppers, rinse them off to remove the seeds.Pour butter and peppers over the shrimp and serve with ranch dressing.


  • Oil for frying (I use peanut oil)
  • 12 oz. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup cherry peppers (I use the ones in a jar)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Ranch dressing, for dipping

Longhorn Prairie Dust (You will not use all the prairie dust)

  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 1/4 cup granulated garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons cayenne pepper


  1. Heat 1″ oil on medium high heat. In a medium bowl add a dash of salt and pepper to the cup of flour. Dredge shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Transfer to serving dish.
  2. In another skillet, melt butter on medium high heat. Add lemon juice and peppers and sauté for 5 minutes. Lightly sprinkle mixture with Prairie Dust (you will not use it all) and pour over shrimp.

Prairie Dust

  1. Mix all prairie dust ingredients together. Store in a covered container. Note: Lightly sprinkle the prairie dust on the shrimp mixture. You will not use it all. Store the remaining prairie dust in a covered container.
  2. Serve with ranch dressing.