1 hr 15 mins
From fooddownunder.com. Beer adds both flavor and texture to this lovely batter. If you make the batter early, it may thicken, in which case it can be thinned with a little more beer or with water. Too thick a batter will make the shrimp soggy, while a batter that is too thin won't form a complete coating.
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup beer
CHIPOTLE-HONEY DIPPING SAUCE
- 2 dried chipotle chiles, stemmed and seeded
- 1 ripe tomato, quartered
- 1/2 small yellow onion, sliced
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- peanut oil, for deep-frying
- all-purpose flour, for dusting
- 1 1/4 lbs rock shrimp (prawns) or 1 1/4 lbs peeled white shrimp (prawns)
- 1To make the batter, in a bowl, combine the flour, cayenne, salt, sugar and baking powder.
- 2Stir to mix.
- 3Add the beer all at once and whisk until smooth.
- 4Set aside at room temperature for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
- 5To make the dipping sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the chilies, tomato, onion, garlic, water and salt and bring to a boil.
- 6Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer gently until the ingredients soften and the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.
- 7Remove from the heat and let cool slightly, then transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
- 8Pour the puree into a small bowl and stir in the honey and vinegar.
- 9Let cool.
- 10In a large saucepan, pour in peanut oil to a depth of 5 inches (13 cm) and heat to 350 F (180 C) or until a few drops of batter sprinkled into the oil rise immediately to the surface.
- 11Spread some flour in a shallow bowl and toss the shrimp in it to coat evenly, tapping off any excess.
- 12Drop the shrimp, a few at a time, into the batter.
- 13Using tongs or your fingers, remove the shrimp from the batter, draining off the excess, and drop into the hot oil.
- 14Deep-fry until light golden and crisp, about 2 minutes.
- 15Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
- 16Arrange the shrimp on a warmed platter and serve immediately with the dipping sauce.
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Nutritional Facts for Beer-Battered Shrimp With Chipotle-Honey Sauce
Serving Size: 1 (367 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 371.5
- Calories from Fat 26
- Total Fat 2.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.5 g
- Cholesterol 215.3 mg
- Sodium 1424.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 48.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
- Sugars 19.9 g
- Protein 32.8 g