Makes a platter for 8-10
3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 large eggs
20 large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails intact
Peanut oil, for frying
1. Mix panko, coconut and spices in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl.
2. Dip each shrimp in the eggs, then coat it in the spiced panko mixture.
3. Heat oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pot to 350 degrees for deep-frying. Fry shrimp until golden brown.
-- Michael Thanos, Forbidden Island