Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beer-Battered Shrimp with Asian Dipping Sauce

Today I feel like Deep Fried Shrimp and as it’s getting hot I want a light batter. So I'm using a fruited beer. I know this may sound a little odd but it's delicious!

The use of a fruited beer like Apricot or Cherry Stout will add a nice background fruit taste that really adds a nice, fresh, twist to the shrimp. The dipping sauce ties it all together!

Fruit Beer-battered Shrimp

Beer Batter:

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2 egg yolks

1 tablespoon cooking oil

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch cayenne

3/4 cup any fruited beer

Asian Dipping sauce on the side

Mix all batter ingredients except the beer together. Gradually whisk in the beer. Refrigerate for approximately 3 hours before using. Dip the shrimp in the batter. Deep-fry in 375° oil until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain, and then immediately salt. Serve with Asian dipping sauce on the side.

Asian Dipping Sauce:

1/3 cup rice vinegar

3 Tbl. sugar

1 ½ Tbl. sambal or other Asian chile sauce

Asian Dipping Sauce: Bring the vinegar and sugar to a boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat and stir in the Sambal. Set aside to cool.

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