Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"Coconut Shrimp" Recipe For “Wordless Tuesday!”
1 lb of uncooked shrimp peeled, de-veined, with or with out tails.
Peanut oil (for frying)
1/2 cup of ice water
1/4 cup of cream of coconut (you can find this in the drink mix isle)
3/4 cup of flour, sifted
3/4 cup of Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
Salt and pepper to taste
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix ice water, cream of coconut and flour together in a bowl, add your salt and pepper to your taste, this is your tempura batter. (You can also buy in the grocery store pre made mixes of tempura batter) Next, mix in a shallow bowl the Panko breadcrumbs and the shredded coconut together. Set aside. Put oil in pan and heat up, so you will be ready to fry the shrimp. Working with one shrimp at a time, dip in tempura batter, then coat the shrimp in the Panko with the coconut and place on a baking sheet. You can have all the shrimp ready to fry and can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead of time. Cover and chill. Now once oil is heated, place very carefully in hot oil and fry till golden brown. Can be served on top of a mixed green salad or also as an appetizer with a dipping sauce or ginger vinaigrette.
"Apricot Preserves Dipping Sauce"
1/3 cup low-sugar apricot preserves
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
2 tablespoons coconut milk
Mix all 3 ingredients together in a serving bowl
French Chardonnay or an Italian Pinot Grigio wine are great pairings for this fabulous dish.
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