Lunchbreak: Fried Shrimp & Waffles with Mango Habanero sauce and sweet syrup


Chef Michael Hernandez of Azul Mariscos in Goose Island joins WGN Midday News to share his take on Chicken & Waffles with Fried Shrimp & Waffles alongside Mango Habanero sauce and sweet syrup.

Azul Mariscos, located at 1177 North Elston Avenue is promoting a four-course New Year’s Eve meal. With a price of $70 per person, highlights include Shrimp Ceviche, Lobster Empanadas and a Surf-n-Turf with a marinated skirt steak and a choice of Alaskan King Crab Legs, Lobster or Jumbo Shrimp.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 16 to 20 oz. frozen fried shrimp
  • Mango Habanero sauce or Mango Chili sauce
  • Maple syrup


  • Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds and set aside to cool.
  • Separate eggs (yolk from white), set aside in separate small bowls.
  • Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl, mix well
  • In another bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks, add in milk, melted butter and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir wet ingredients into the large bowl containing dry ingredients.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks start to form and then fold into large bowl containing well-mixed the batter.
  • Bake in a pre-heated waffle iron according to the manufacturers directions until waffle is golden brown.
  • Top with 4-6 pieces of cooked fried shrimp and drizzle with mango chili / mango habanero sauce.
  • Serve immediately with a side of warmed syrup (whichever brand you love!)

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