This recipe created by Tyler Florence is one that I will be making soon! I saw it made on tv last night for a couple's wedding, and the shrimp looked incredible! Everybody at the wedding raved about them, so I am posting it to share with you all.
- peanut oil or vegetable oil, for frying
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 3 large egg whites
- kosher salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 1⁄2 lbs large shrimp, peeled with tails on
- red curry paste, recipe below
- 1 green onion, white and green part, chopped
- fresh mint leaves, hand-torn
Red Curry Sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 lime, juice of
- Heat 3" of oil in a large deep skillet or heavy pot to 325°F.
- In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, egg whites, salt and pepper until foamy. Spread the coconut out in a pie dish.
- Dredge the shrimp with the cornstarch/egg white mixture; shake off any excess.
- Press the shrimp into the coconut flakes, then turn shrimp over and press into coconut again to coat both sides.
- Deep-fry the shrimp in batches until the coconut is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp to paper towels to drain.
- Arrange the shrimp on a platter, serve immediately with Red Curry Sauce, and garnish with green onion and mint.
- Red Curry Sauce:.
- Place a small pot over medium heat and coat with the oil.
- Stir the red curry paste into the pan, and fry until aromatic.
- Slowly pour in the coconut milk, and continue to stir to incorporate.
- Add the lime juice (and 1 of the squeezed out halves for added flavor) and cook for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
- Pour the sauce into a nice serving bowl and serve with the coconut shrimp.
- Makes 1 cup.