Coconut Chicken and Shrimp
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup lime-flavored seltzer water
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1-1/4 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Salt and pepper to taste, optional
- MAUI MUSTARD:
- 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
- 1/2 cup red pepper jelly
- 3 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
- In a shallow bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients. In another shallow bowl, combine coconut and panko. Dip shrimp in batter to coat. Dip in coconut mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Repeat with chicken.
- In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 350°. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, until golden brown, 3-4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with chicken. If desired, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
- For mustard, mix together pineapple, pepper jelly and stone-ground mustard. Combine shrimp and chicken; serve with Maui mustard.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 659 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 735mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.
Mar 3, 2018
This was delicious! We rarely deep fry but I have to say this was worth the extra calories. I liked the combo of the chicken ans the shrimp since we don't all eat shrimp. The dipping sauce was sweeter than expected. I would probably decrease the pineapple and use more red pepper next time.