Coconut Shrimp With Red Curry Sauce

"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."
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  • Shrimp:

  • 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.

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  1. Kudos on sharing your recipe FoodieFanatic. This is by far the tastiest dish that I have made on this site, since I first started in 2004. No wonder the people at the wedding were raving. It truly is a taste treat. I served the sweet deep fried coconut shrimp on rice and drizzled with the red curry sauce. I tell you my dh & I were in heaven. Pure ambrosia. Into my Favorites Cookbook for 2011 this treat goes. I will be making this for years to come. Delicious comfort food, perfect to serve to family and guests alike. I wish I could give you 10 stars.


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