Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bangin Shrimp

Last night we went on a triple date with J's friends Kip and John Michael and their adorable girlfriends, Sam and Sabrina...(just realized all us girls have S names, huh!) Anyways, Sam and Kip chose the movie; I had never heard of it and had no idea what I was going into. I soon found out, The Intouchables, was a French film so I would have to read subtitles, which I wasn't thrilled about. About 10 minutes into the movie I forgot about the subtitles and realized it was something special. This movie is sooo hilarious, yet endearing. We all agreed it was the best movie we have seen in a LONG time. And this is coming from 4 people in the movie business (they are the WORST critics). If you can find this movie in a theater near you, you should go see it, you won't be sorry! PS I was also super excited because we rode on the escalator up to the movie with Betty White and then Giade de Laurentiis was sitting behind us in the theater, double celebrity sighting!

This recipe came from one of the great blogs that I follow, Sweet Beginnings. She had me at Sriracha! I love that stuff!
Bangin Shrimp
1/2 pound shrimp
1/4 cup mayo (I don't like mayo so I used Greek yogurt)
2-3 tsp Sriracha Sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp rice vinegar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Mix together the mayo (or yogurt), Sriracha, sugar, and rice vinegar. Set aside.
Set up your batter station. Beat egg and milk together in a bowl. In a shallow dish, mix together panko, flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and basil. Peel your shrimp.
Dredge shrimp in flour mixture, 
Then egg wash,
Then again in flour mixture.
Set aside on a plate. Repeat until all shrimp are breaded.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Once heated, add shrimp (about 7 at a time) to oil and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side. 
Remove and drain on a paper towel, cooking in batches until all the shrimp are cooked.
Add all the shrimp to a bowl and drizzle the sauce onto the shrimp, toss until coated.
Serve immediately!

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