In a few weeks, Matt and I will be traveling south for a much needed vacation. We plan to eat ALL the seafood while we’re there, and so maybe I was getting a little excited for that visit when I was researching what to make this week. I settled on this spicy coconut shrimp dish representing Papua New Guinea. Now while that may not be the American south, anyone who has traveled south of the Mason Dixon Line knows that fried food is in abundance. This coconut shrimp was incredibly easy to make and tasted very much of the fried shrimp I’d had on my last trip to New Orleans. At this point, however, I’ve made two fried fish dishes in the past few weeks and I’m baffled at how to get the smell out of my house. 🙂 It smells like a state fair in here! All kidding aside, this was an easy weeknight meal that got me in the mindset to be on vacation, whether in an island or somewhere just a bit warmer.
Recipe I used: http://globaltableadventure.com/recipe/spicy-coconut-shrimp/
Overall Level of Effort: 1
Skill Level: Beginner
Would Make it Again? No
Additional Notes: This recipe calls for a basket of oil for frying, but I found you can just coat the base of a deep saute pan and fry them that way. As indicated above it definitely gives you the fried food feel with maybe a wee bit less oil.