Forget About Chicken Because Popeyes Has Spicy Shrimp Now
It's available everywhere for a limited time.
Remember when everyone was focused on chicken sandwiches? It was such a simpler time. While there was a whole "war" over which fast food chain had the best chicken sandwich last year, nobody's really made enough of a breakthrough to truly take the crown away from Popeyes.
A little over a year later, the Louisiana-inspired chain is so content with their dominance that they've decided to take a victory lap and step up their shrimp game. As of November 2, Popeyes locations nationwide are selling something called Wicked Shrimp, a twist on fried shrimp that spices up the seafood staple—literally.
Fittingly for something inspired by Cajun country, there's a whole lot of hot and savory seasoning going on with these Wicked Shrimp. They're loaded with a "blend of Louisiana-style herbs and spice," which includes elements like onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, bay leaves, sriracha, and salt and pepper. Texturally speaking, the Wicked Shrimp should be wicked crunchy thanks to a crispy outer coating. Add a new Smokey Garlic Tartar Sauce for dipping purposes, and you've got a formula that could get even a serious shrimp skeptic to give this a try.
If you need a few sides to further cajole you into eating shrimp from a fast food restaurant, the good news is that you can get 14 pieces of Wicked Shrimp plus a side and a biscuit for $5 from participating Popeyes locations nationwide. The only catch with this seafood offering is that it's only available for a limited time, so be sure to dive in sooner rather than later. After all, who knows when the ocean will call and tell us that they're running out of shrimp.
This story originally appeared on allrecipes.com