Thursday, June 7, 2007

What's for Dinner?

Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

Shrimp:
28 large shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
Cooking spray

Salsa:
1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeƱo pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400°.
To prepare shrimp, peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact. Rinse shrimp in cold water; drain on paper towels until dry.
Combine cornstarch, salt, and red pepper in a shallow dish; stir with a whisk. Place the egg whites in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until frothy (about 2 minutes). Place coconut in a shallow dish.
Working with one shrimp at a time, dredge in cornstarch mixture. Dip in egg white; dredge in coconut, pressing gently with fingers. Place shrimp on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat the procedure with remaining shrimp, cornstarch mixture, egg white, and coconut. Lightly coat shrimp with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until shrimp are done, turning after 10 minutes.
To prepare salsa, combine pineapple and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir to combine.

Yield
4 servings (serving size: 7 shrimp and about 1/4 cup salsa)

Nutritional Information:
CALORIES 397(26% from fat); FAT 11.4g (sat 8.4g,mono 0.7g,poly 1g); PROTEIN 29.9g; CHOLESTEROL 194mg; CALCIUM 80mg; SODIUM 753mg; FIBER 2.2g; IRON 3.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 45g

4 comments:

Pattie said...

Coconut shrimp is one of my favorites! Thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious :)

tommiea said...

is this a Cooking Light recipe?? I swear I have made this. I have lived and breathed CL since '97 when I lost 60+ pounds on WW and Cooking Light.

Erin said...

That looks really good, I wish that I liked shrimp!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

YUM!!!

We are headed to the beach so this sounds perfect. I love fresh shrimp.

OK..you're making me drool. ;)