Kaffir Lime Batter-Fried Shrimp and Eggplant With Panang Curry

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Rathbun Restaurant in Atlanta, I have not tried this yet but it looks terrific

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the Curry: makes 12 ounces-3 ounces per dish.
  2. In a small saucepan add all ingredients and bring to a boil. Slow to a simmer for 1 minute. Take off fire and let steep for 5 minutes, strain through a chinois or fine mesh strainer. Reserve warm.
  3. For the Batter:
  4. makes 1 3/4 cups batter.
  5. Place flour, corn starch, curry paste, fine chopped Kaffir lime leaves, salt and palm sugar in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and curry is incorporated. Transfer to a cold stainless steel bowl and add ginger ale one half at a time whisking vigorously to avoid lumps. Keep chilled.
  6. For the Shrimp and Eggplant:6 each shrimp and 7 to 8 pieces eggplant per serving.
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  8. Butterfly shrimp and cut eggplant sticks, lightly dust in cornstarch, transfer to chilled batter. In a shallow fry pot, heat peanut oil to 350 degrees. Place shrimp and eggplant in oil and fry until crisp, approximately 2 minutes or until golden, transfer to paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  9. For the Assembly:.
  10. Heat sauce and mirror rectangular plate, shingle eggplant on top of sauce and top with shrimp. Garnish each plate with 2 pieces of cilantro sprigs and fine chiffonade of lime leaf.
  11. *These types of ingredients can be found at Asian specialty food stores and many supermarkets.