Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coconut Shrimp

I need new baking sheets. Whenever long time ago, we bought an el cheapo set of 3, and they have finally met their maker. I know my mother would say to soak them in ammonia, but I've tried it and there's no rescue. So, I'm looking for a decent set. Hey you, yeah you, the only person looking at this--the one who found me by googling "Cat in the Hat Cake," do you have nice baking sheets? What kind are they?

The meal that broke the cookie sheet's back was Coconut Shrimp. I've made them before with success, and they came out well this time too, but one pan burned pretty badly while the other didn't burn, but stuck to the pan and made it not even worth flipping them. Nonetheless, this was so tasty, I'll definitely make it again. It was easy to put together, and we had fun dredging. Our soon to be 3 year old wouldn't taste his, though, which I thought a little strange since he has liked shrimp in other incarnations...

The All New Complete Cooking Light Cookbook, p 255

28 large shrimp
1/3c cornstarch
3/4t salt
1/2-3/4t ground red pepper
3 large egg whites
1-1/2c flaked sweetened coconut
Cooking spray

1c finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/3c finely chopped red onion
1/4c finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4c pineapple preserves
1-1/2T fresh lime juice
1T finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
1/4 black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. To prepare shrimp, peel and devein, leaving tails intact. Rinse shrimp in cold water; drain on paper towels.
3. Combine cornstarch, salt, and red pepper in a shallow dish; stir with a whisk. Place egg whites in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium high speed until frothy (about 2 min). Place coconut in a shallow dish.
4. Working with one shrimp at a time, dredge in cornstarch mixture. Dip in egg white, and dredge in coconut, pressing gently with fingers. Place shrimp on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat shrimp with cooking spray. Bake for 20 min or until shrimp are done, turning after 10 min.
5. To prepare pineapple salsa, combine chopped pineapple and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir to combine.

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