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COCONUT SHRIMP WITH ZESTY GRAPEFRUIT DIPPING SAUCE

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One bite and you’re on a beach vacation in the Caribbean. Crunchy hot shrimp plays counterpoint here to the sweet & hot dip, just bursting with flavor and color. This chic appetizer will lend some serious style to your party offerings. You can make the dip the night before, and at party time get your guests involved breading the shrimp with the curly coconut flakes.

Ingredient list

Ingredients for Servings



4TbspApres Vin Grapefruit Chardonnay Oil
1TbspWhite wine vinegar
2,50ozCoconut milk
1TbspSoy sauce
2tspRed pepper flakes
1TbspBrown sugar
1TbspOrange zest
2TbspCilantro, stemmed and diced in ribbons
2TbspBasil, stemmed and diced in ribbons
0,25cupScallion, trimmed and finely chopped
0,25tspSalt
0,25tspPepper, freshly ground
1cupAll-purpose flour
2eggsEggs, beaten (large)
5ozCoconut flakes
16ozShrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
1tspKosher salt

Preparation

  1. Make the sauce: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Grapefruit Chardonnay Oil, the white wine vinegar, the coconut milk, the soy sauce, the red pepper flakes and the brown sugar, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is fully emulsified.
  2. Add the orange zest, cilantro, basil and scallions to the sauce mixture.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  4. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  5. Line up three medium-sized bowls on your work surface. In the first, put the all-purpose flour. In the second, put the beaten egg. In the third, put the coconut flakes.
  6. One shrimp at a time, take by the tail end and dip into the flour, then into the beaten egg, then into the coconut flakes.
  7. Arranged “breaded” shrimp in rows on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through and the coconut is golden.
  9. Sprinkle cooked coconut shrimp with the Kosher salt and serve immediately with small individual bowls of the dipping sauce.

 

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour

SERVINGS

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  • Lactose free
    Yes
  • Vegetarian
    Yes
  • Vegan
    Yes
  • Diabetic
    Yes
  • Gluten free
    Yes
  • Servings
    4
  • Alternative amount
  • Preparation time
    1 hour
  • Calories
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  • Protein content
  • Carbohydrates
  • Degree of difficulty
    Very easy

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