Coconut Shrimp With Pineapple-Mustard Dip

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 302


1/2 cup pineapple preserves
3 tablespoons Dijon style mustard

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Madras-style curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 cups flat lager beer
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut (available at natural foods stores)

1 pound extra-large to large shrimp, peeled (leave tail segment attached) and deveined
vegetable shortening or vegetable oil for deep-frying


1. TO MAKE THE DIP: In a small saucepan, bring the preserves to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the mustard. Keep the dip warm. (The dip can be prepared up to 4 hours ahead, and reheated gently before serving.)

2. TO MAKE THE BATTER: In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, curry powder, salt, and cayenne together. Add the beer and eggs and stir with a spoon just until combined (do not overmix). Fold in 1/2 cup of the coconut. Put the remaining coconut in a deep plate.

3. Preheat the oven to 200°F. Place a large wire cake rack over a jelly roll pan. In a deep Dutch oven, melt vegetable shortening over high heat to a depth of 2 to 3 inches and heat it to 360°F.

4. In 2 or 3 batches, dip each shrimp in the batter, letting the excess batter drip back into the bowl, then roll the shrimp in the coconut. Deep-fry without crowding, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a wire-mesh skimmer, transfer the shrimp to the wire rack and keep warm in the oven until all the shrimp are deep-fried. Serve immediately, with the warm pineapple-mustard dip.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 302
Calories from Fat: 72

This Coconut Shrimp With Pineapple-Mustard Dip recipe is from the Fried & True: Crispy and Delicious Dishes from Appetizers to Desserts Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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