Thursday, September 29, 2011

80(ish)--- Oven-Fried Coconut Shrimp

All the goodness of restaurant-style deep-fried coconut shrimp, quite a bit less of the guilt. One serving of these restaurant beauties will provide you with 500 calories and 20 g of fat. That seems a bit excessive, doesn't it? This health-ified version has all of the flavor and a bit less of the other stuff.

Oven-Fried Coconut Shrimp
Serves 3

1/2 lb large shrimp (about 12), shelled and de-veined
1 egg white
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut meat
1 Tbsp powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. In another bowl, combine coconut meat and powdered sugar and stir until sugar is evenly distributed. Place cornstarch in a separate bowl.

Dip each shrimp into cornstarch, then egg whites, then coconut mixture. Place shrimp onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining shrimp. Bake for ~16 minutes, flipping halfway through. Both sides should be brown at the end of cooking.

Serve with dipping sauce of your choice (mango salsa works very well).

Nutrition Info per ~4 large shrimp: 228 calories, 11 g fat, 7 g protein, 22 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love Coconut Shrimp!I always avoid ordering them cause normally there fried. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to chat about an interview!

    Happy Cooking!