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Deep Fried Shrimp with Peanut Sauce

No recipe image available.Deep-fried breaded shrimp served with a spicy Thai peanut sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 large eggs
2 pound medium shrimp, shelled
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Paper or plastic bag
Vegetable oil for deep-frying

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, garlic, 2/3 cup water, and cayenne. Bring mixture just to a boil, whisking until it is smooth. Stir in the green onions. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Mix the flour, salt and pepper in bag. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the eggs and remaining 1/4 cup water. Add shrimp to egg mixture, stirring to coat well. Remove and place shrimp in flour mixture, seal bag tightly and shake to coat evenly.
  4. In a deep fryer or Dutch oven, heat the oil to 325°F (160°C). Fry the shrimp in small batches for about 2 minutes or until browned. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve fried shrimp with the peanut sauce.

Makes 4 servings.