Crispy Shrimp

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove the shells from the shrimp but leave the last segment and the tails on.
  • Split the shrimp down the back until almost completely open.
  • Remove the vein.
  • Place the shrimp in a bowl of ice water.
  • Combine the dry ingredients for the batter.
  • Mix well, then add the oil a little at a time until oil and flour are thoroughly mixed; break up any large lumps.
  • Now add the water a little at a time, stirring contantly in one direction.
  • Eventually the batter will become smooth and silky.
  • Stop adding water when you attain this consistency of a thin pancake batter.
  • Allow the batter to rest, covered, for atleast 15 minutes.
  • Prepare either or both sauces to serve with your shrimp.
  • Shred the lettuce and place on a platter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.
  • Place the oil in a wok and heat to 375F.
  • While the oil is heating, drain the shrimp, pat dry and dip in the batter, leaving the tail exposed for easy handling.
  • Line a work platter with paper toweling.
  • Place 8-10 shrimp in the hot oil and cook until the batter turns a golden brown.
  • Remove with large strainer to the work platter.
  • Do the remaining shrimp in the same manner, making sure the oil reaches 375F before adding next batch.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the lettuce and nest the shrimp in the lettuce.
  • Serve with the sauce (s).
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