Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Frying shrimp without actually frying them
I've always loved fried shrimp, too. I like coconut shrimp a lot! If you haven’t had coconut shrimp before, it’s basically shrimp rolled in coconut and “fried” to a delicious crisp. I say, “fried” but we're trying to avoid frying here.
Frying usually involves canola, other scentless oils - and even variations of lard (not what we want). In fact, anytime that something's fried, about 10% of the frying oil stays with the breading and ends up in your body. That's not so good and we want to get away from that.
If that wasn’t enough, deep-frying usually involves white flour and breadcrumbs - and that too is something you don’t want (unless you love gaining a ton of weight). Instead, you’re going to use my deep-frying hack. It’s very easy to do and so delicious that nobody will find out it’s fat burning. For you though, we’re talking the best of both worlds: The flavor and texture of deep-frying, minus the associated guilt.
So, how do we hack fried coconut shrimp?
Sweetened coconut has way too much sugar for this. I know that this sounds like a lot of work, but believe me - you will impress your friends. For what it's worth, this recipe is also gluten-free.
Maybe this calls for a honey-dijon dip, or a Greek yogurt with cayenne pepper and lime juice. Whatever, right? It also goes very well with tropical fruits. That’s another opportunity for you to stock up on healthy fruits like kiwi, pineapple, mango, or papaya.
Oh, btw, it's football season. Stuff like this will go down great during the games and it's sooooooo much better than fatty chicken wings.