Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beer-Battered Shrimp with Asian Dipping Sauce

Today I feel like Deep Fried Shrimp, but 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
Tbl. sugar
1 ½ Tblsambal 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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