Coconut Beer Shrimp With Sweet And Tangy Sauce

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 6
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1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
2 1/4 teaspoons paprika -- sweet
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper -- black
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon thyme -- dried
3/4 teaspoon oregano -- dried
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cups flour all purpose
3/4 cup beer -- fresh
1 tablespoon baking powder
48 medium shrimp; medium -- peeled (but tails on)and deveined
3 cups coconut; grated -- about 6 oz.
1 2/3 cups orange marmalade -- an 18 oz.
5 tablespoons mustard -- creole or brown
5 tablespoons horseradish -- finally grated

Preparation / Directions:

Combine all ingredients of the Sweet and Tangy Dipping Sauce and refrigerate. Thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl. In a separate bowl combine 2 ts of the mix with the eggs, 1 1/4 c of the flour, the beer and baking powder; mix well, breaking up any lumps. In a separate small bowl combine the remaining 1/2 c flour with 1 1/2 ts of the seasoning mix; set aside. Place the coconut in a separate bowl. Sprinkle both sides of the shrimp with the remaining seasoning mix. Then, holding the shrimp by the tail, dredge each in the flour mixture, shaking off excess, then dip in batter (except tail), allowing excess to drip off, and then coat generously with grated coconut and place on a baking sheet. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degree F. Drop shrimp, one at a time, into the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Do not crowd. (You may want to cut the first shrimp in half after frying to best estimate frying time; the batter should be cooked through but the shrimp not overcooked.) Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Sweet and Tangy Dipping Sauce.


Nutritional Information:

280 Calories (kcal); 2g Total Fat; (7% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 65g Carbohydrate; 62mg Cholesterol; 486mg Sodium

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