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Coconut Shrimp

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18 uncooked jumbo shrimp (about 1 pound)
1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 egg whites
2 cups flaked coconut
Oil for deep-fat frying
1 cup diced pineapple
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Make a slit down inner curve of each shrimp,

starting with the tail; press lightly to flatten.

In a shallow dish, combine the

cornstarch, salt and cayenne; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff

peaks form.

Place the coconut in another shallow dish.

Coat shrimp with cornstarch mixture; dip into egg whites, then coat with coconut.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer,

heat oil to 375°.

Fry shrimp, a few at a time, for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

In a bowl, combine salsa ingredients.

Serve with shrimp.

6 servings

Pairs Well With


Oh nice.. can't wait to try these..

Also good with just apricot preserves as a dipping sauce.

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