Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Coconut Shrimp

I'm a total drama queen (my husband would love to support that with a few examples, but I shall pass) and i love all things dramatic..which is why i am glued on to More 4 on Thursday evenings to watch Brothers & Sisters. Those of you who have no idea what it is...its just plain drama. I watched the last episode and actually had tears in my eyes (also I'm PMSing I think!) when Kitty read out this poem for Rebecca and Justin at their wedding on the beach, after which she collapses cos she's a cancer patient and blah blah ...people from the US who are way ahead in Season 4...do not tell me what happens after that because I want to watch it on telly and be dramatic about it (I am so itching to catch the next episode online, but i shall resist)...people in India who watch it..sorry for the spoiler and people in UK who watch it...empathize with me. I actually have so much work I need to submit and I have been sitting on it for way too long. My editor keeps buzzing me on chat, asking when I'd submit them and I keep giving excuses. If she reads this, I'm dead!!!!! 'You have time for bloody melo-drama, but cant submit a 700-word article..pah!!!' she'd exclaim.
Anyhoo, the reason I brought up B&S is because, Coconut Shrimps were served as appetizers at their rehearsal dinner and it inspired me well enough to google it and make it the very next day (OK! that sounded a whole lot interesting in my head). I think its of Caribbean or Latin origin, I'm not sure, but they were absolutely yummy and a great starter with cocktails (well, in their case its always wine, but who cares). Once again Ro, the drama's that I watch have inspired me to make mouth-watering dishes, and the next time you whine while I sit glued to the TV, think twice!!!

Peeled and cleaned King Prawns- 200grams (I tried it with a small quantity, just to be on the safer side)
All Purpose Flour- 100grams
Corn Flour- 2 tbsp (optional)
Shredded coconut (not too sweet)- about 2 to 2 1/2 cups
Egg- 1, well-beaten
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
Oil- enough to deep fry

Heat oil in a sauce pan.
Season the AP flour and corn flour with pepper powder, chilli powder and salt. Place the prawns in the flour mix and coat on all sides, evenly.
Keep the eggs and the shredded coconut ready.
Dip the flour-coated shrimp in egg, roll it in the shredded coconut and then dunk into the hot oil. Fry for about 2 minutes (both sides) and drain on kitchen towels. Continue the process till all the prawns have been fried crispy brown.
Serve with some garlic mayo, or if you don't have the patience (like us) eat it while frying (of course I had to harass Ro into taking a pic before it was all over).
Notes: I am not a big fan of deep frying because I cant seem to do it without making a mess. So the next time, I'm gonna try baking it instead.

I would love to thank The Yummy Team for passing on the Sunshine Award to me and as usual would love to pass it on to all the creative cooks out there.

PS: I was discussing B&S and DH with my sis-in-law and her comment was, 'Once you have kids, there will be enough in-house drama to deal with.' I'm wondering whether I'll enjoy that kinda drama..well, I'll just have to wait and see. AdiĆ³s people!

16 comments:

Tina said...

Crispy and delicious shrimp...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the deep fried coconut shrimps. They will do well as an appetizer or even a main course for me.
Well I wouldn't be able to spoil your surprise cause Brothers & Sisters ain't my cup of tea. I am hooked on dramas that are more darker and gorier.
You should have seen me a decade ago when Dark dresses, studs/spiked accessories,dark lipsticks were the order of the day. I am over it now but still mostly love things and shows that are a bit edgier and unconventional.

Gulmohar said...

If you bring out more recipes like this I wouldn't mind if you are glued to the tv for hrs..lol..

Cicily Antony said...

congrats on ur awards...and shrimps looks nice...it was a nice read about ur drama love...

Kamalika said...

Once we went to a beach at Malibu,CA, there we had jumbo shrimp fry...though it didn't have the coconut, ur snaps just reminded me those...
looks so crispy and ofcourse the taste will be yammy too...

Sarah Naveen said...

I love this..looks super yummy!!

Yummy Team said...

nice clicks! It looks yummy..

Priya said...

Slurppp, such a tempting coconut shrimp...awesome appetizier..

RV said...

No wonder you were tempted to make these coconut shrimp. It looks fantastic.

vineetha said...

Ur sis in law is right..once u have kids u wont get time to watch TV ..I hardly watch Tv these days :)
Shrimp has came out very well dear.
Abt the crabs u asked..I bought Frozen Cut Crabs from a Srilankan store nearby.If u check the frozen section of Indian stores u will defintly find cleaned cut crabs..I buy it very often.I have even seen in Tesco fresh fish counter.But Shells of English crabs are very hard to break.

An Open Book said...

Cool Lassie...haha that was an interesting thing about you :)
Vineetha..thanks a lot for tht info..the next time i go to an indian store, i think il pick it up...my husband is a big fan and he keeps asking me 2 make it and i had no clue...now i know:)

miri goes phishing! said...

i can't believe i'm seeing this post after 20hrs of it being online...:( i have been waiting for this recipe...i never look beyond the drama to the finer points like you...kudos to you...you noticed this dish in btwn the show...i'm gonna make it the next time i have some mallu crowd over...;)..thanks

An Open Book said...

Miriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii this is anything but mal :(
Don be fooled by the coconut, its quite bland for the mallu category. However, if you add some spices along with it, you can probably pass it off as a mallu dish:)

ambili said...

nish..loved the pic :-) more so, i loved the way u wrote :-) nice :-D

Jagruti said...

Ya, you can send non veg entry..no problem for me..waiting for your entry...

cheers

Rosie Swaffer said...

These look SO lovely! I've been following your blog for a while and was just having a little wander when I stumbled across this beauty!

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