Friday, February 18, 2011

Baked Coconut Shrimp

Shrimp Boat - coconut shrimp, tortilla chips and pineapple salsa
I found the recipe here and it's wonderful...I love sweet stuff!

  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
For the dipping sauce: either open a jar of pineapple salsa or combine lime juice, jalapeno pepper, and pineapple preserves in a small bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  I happened to have a jar of chipotle grilled pineapple salsa in the back of a cabinet so I used that instead of making my own.  Sometimes dinner just goes your way.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl beat egg whites with a hand mixer until soft peaks form.

Place cornstarch and coconut on two separate plates. Hold shrimp by the tail and dip and coat the shrimp with cornstarch. Next, dip the shrimp in the egg whites and finally in the coconut coating well.

Place shrimp on the cookie sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes or until coconut is a golden brown. Make sure to turn it once halfway through (around 8 minutes into cooking time) to make sure both sides brown.

Serve with pineapple dipping sauce.

Amuse bouche - perfect with an adult beverage

Another great recipe for the "keep" pile.


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