Coconut Tempura Shrimp - Just Fruit Recipes


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Coconut Tempura Shrimp

2/3 c Flour
1/2 c Cornstarch
1 lg Egg; beaten
1 c Grated fresh coconut
1 c Ice-cold soda water
Salt
1 lb Large shrimp; peeled, deveined and tail on
Creole seasoning
1 Plantain
1 Recipe mango chutney
12 Fresh litchee fruit; washed and patted dry
1 tb Cilantro; finely chopped


Preheat the fryer.


In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, egg, coconut and soda water. Mix well to make a smooth batter. Season with salt. Season the shrimp with Creole seasoning. Holding the tail of the shrimp, dip in the batter, coating completely and shaking off the excess. Fry the shrimp in batches until golden brown, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with Creole seasoning.


Peel the plantains. Slice the plantains thinly, lengthwise. Fry the plantains until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season with Creole seasoning.


Mound some of the Mango Chutney in the center of each plate. Lay the shrimp around the chutney. Garnish with fried plantains, litchee fruit and cilantro.


Yield: 4 to 6 servings


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