Monday, September 5, 2011

Beer-battered Coconut Shrimp w/ Pineapple Sauce

Oh yes, you read that right. I love eating at red lobster--and my favorite thing is the coconut shrimp...but its really the dipping sauce that I can't get enough of. The coconut shrimp wasn't the "big deal" to me...so I found my own way of cooking the shrimp and a "knock-off" recipe for the sauce.

You will be full for DAYS. Really, you'll be in a food coma after this meal. I made rice and salad to go with it, and didn't eat a bite of it. =D

My husband brought home 10 pounds of jumbo shrimp from the Gulf Shores. I have many many many recipes I want to try!

BEER-BATTERED COCONUT SHRIMP


1 pound peeled (tails on) and deveined fresh shrimp (preferably jumbo sized)
1 cup pancake mix (plain)
1 cup beer (a lighter beer the better..)
2 tblsp coconut milk
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup coconut flakes (and more on hand just in case!)
Light cooking oil (like canola oil)

Rinse the shrimp well and butterfly them [cut them down the middle almost through, then spread it out, like butterfly wings, but still attached by the middle].

Combine pancake mix, beer and coconut milk and mix well--no lumps. Dredge the shrimp in flour, then beer batter, then coat with the coconut. [have this done before heating oil--they need constant attention or they will burn--fast!]

Heat the oil in sauce pan [2-3 inches deep] over medium to almost med-high (about 350 degrees F). Fry the shrimp 5 to 6 at a time, until golden brown on all edges. Drain on paper towel and serve with sauce.\


And now for the sauce.....

PINA COLADA DIPPING SAUCE


1 cup pina coloda mix
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
1 heaping tablespoon sweetened coconut flakes
3 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 teaspoons cold water

Mix together all ingredients, except cornstarch and cold water, in small saucepan. Heat on medium-low temperature until sauce begins to simmer [careful, it can overflow!], stirring frequently. Let mixture simmer slowly for about 10 minutes.

Mix cornstarch and cold water together, and then add it to the saucepan. Let sauce simmer for 5 minutes longer, until at desired thickness.

Remove from heat and serve after cooling off just a bit.

4 comments:

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

wow... love my rum (spent 6 months on the islands, rum was cheaper than orange juice)... Got a taste for pina coladas... Loving the idea of this!

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

Enjoy those shrimp and this recipe looks yummy. Let me know if you come up for one for cheddar bay bisquits, MMMM!

Amrita C said...

Pina colada dipping sauce? You're my kind of people!

And we've been making beer-battered haddock for years (the quintessential Brit thing)...I cannot believe we didn't think of using prawns instead!

The Panko crumbs are going up on the shelf now.

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