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Coconut Shrimp

24 shrimp
Appetizers

Characteristics

Low Sodium

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

71
Calories
3.6 g
Protein
5.5 g
Carbs
0.7 g
Fibre
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 71
  • Fat 4 g
    • Saturated   2.3 g
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 28 mg
  • Sodium   93 mg
  • Carbohydrate 5.5 g
    • Fibre   0.7 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 3.6 g
    • Vitamin A 1 %
    • Vitamin C 0 %
    • Calcium 1 %
    • Iron 4 %

Method

Peel the shrimp, leaving the tip of tail attached. With a paring knife, make a shallow, lengthwise slit along the back of each shrimp and pull out, or rinse out, the dark vein. Pat the shrimp dry.

Heat the oil in your deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the water and egg yolk in a bowl. Whisk in the flour and curry powder until a smooth batter forms. Spread the coconut on a large plate. Hold the tail of a shrimp and dip it into the batter. Pull it out and let the excess batter drip away. Set the shrimp on the coconut and coat on both sides. Set the shrimp on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Fry the shrimp in batches until crispy and golden, about 2 minutes. Set on the wire rack and keep warm in the oven until all the shrimp are cooked. Serve the shrimp with mango chutney for dipping.

Recipe Options: If you don't care for the taste of curry, simple omit the curry powder from the recipe. If you do like its taste and like things spicy, use hot curry powder in the recipe. Instead of mango chutney, serve the shrimp with lime cilantro mayonnaise. To make it, combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp. fresh lime zest, 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.

Serving Suggestions

You could serve the shrimp as an appetizer, or as a main-course, allowing six shrimp each. If you do the latter, accompany the shrimp with a couple of side dishes created from recipes in our website collection, such as Mixed Vegetable Rice Pilaf and Green Beans with Bell Peppers and Water Chestnuts.

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