Sunday, January 10, 2010

forrest gump would approve

jere jae begs for shrimp.
well...he has been talking about it incessantly lately.
"wouldn't this steak be great with shrimp?!"
yes, yes it would.
and while you're at it, a dishwasher would be wonderful too.

i finally remembered to buy some at costco yesterday.
they had huge fresh prawns for something like $8 a pound.
i got about $5 worth, which came out to 10 big ole sch-krimps.

i got home and asked him how he wanted me to prepare them.

"There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That...that's about it."

coconut shrimp was the obvious winner.
i love deep fried coconut shrimp, but i want to live to see my grand kids one day.

this simple recipe for baked coconut shrimp is divine.
you don't get restaurant quality, deep golden brown, crunchy guys...
but they are delicious and so much healthier for you!

if you ARE looking for restaurant quality, deep golden brown, crunchy guys then make this recipe instead.

i want to give a shout out to my beloved costco.
thank you for deveining the prawns.
it was such a magical surprise to find in my shrimp bag.
seriously...i love you.

Baked Coconut Shrimp
{print recipe}
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 large shrimp, peeled, deveined, butterflied. Tails on or off, your choice.

    Preheat oven to 500°F. (I had the rack in the middle of the oven. Next time i will try it one rung higher to see if the shrimp brown a little more.)
    Spray a baking sheet with olive oil or cooking spray.
    Beat egg whites in bowl.
    In a Ziploc bag, mix panko, cumin, coconut, garlic, salt and pepper.
    Dip shrimp in egg whites, then shake in plastic bag to coat.
    Lay shrimp on baking sheet, press more of the coconut mixture onto the shrimp with your fingers.
    Spray shrimp lightly with cooking spray.
    Bake about 6 minutes per side.
    If you are using medium or small shrimp reduce cooking time to 3-4 minutes per side.
    Best served hot from the oven.

    recipe from :: recipe zaar

    Easy Dipping Sauce

    3 tablespoons dijon mustard
    3 tablespoons apricot, plum or orange marmalade jam. you can even use sweet thai chili sauce.
    1 tablespoon honey (optional)

    Mix ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. Done.
    Now dip your shrimp in it...yum.

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