My friend Dacia and I went on a little adventure to the local Asian market. Boy was I in for a shocker, I didn't even know what half the items in the grocery were. It was awesome!
Here are some of the items we picked up. Edamame which we boiled and sprinkled with course salt to snack on while we made Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo. Recipe from Simply Recipes.
You will need mayo, sweet chili sauce, chili-garlic hot sauce, 1 lb tail on shrimp, flour, egg, coconut milk, salt, pepper, panko bread crumbs, sweetened coconut flakes, oil for frying.
For this amazing dipping sauce begin by combining 1/4 cup mayonnaise,
The first one has flour and the second bowl has one egg and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk. Combine with a fork.
The last bowl has 1/2 cup panko and 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes.
If you are using frozen shrimp, defrost by placing in a bowl of ice water. Raw shrimp should always be kept chilled. With a paring knife, slice down deep at the middle of the back of the shrimp, but do not cut all the way through. Discard the black vein/tract.
Bread the shrimp by dipping the shrimp on both sides in the flour and shaking excess off. Next dip in the egg/coconut milk mixture and then in the panko/coconut flakes, patting to ensue the coating sticks well.
Heat 2 inches of oil in a saute pan over moderate heat until thermometer registers 350 degrees. Fry the shrimp in small batches for 2-3 minutes until golden brown on both sides.