Coconut Shrimp is a dish that should be made only on special occasions. Fresh coconut milk is hard to come by but the canned milk works just fine.
It is always better to use pure products in your food. But sometime it’s just impossible to get the right ingredience according to the recipe.
1 dash fish sauce, or to taste
1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined, shells reserved
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup diced fresh jalapeno pepper
1/4 teaspoon red curry paste, or to taste
2 1/2 cups water
2 cups ready-to-serve creamy tomato soup
2 ounces rice crackers
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons butter
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir in the shrimp shells; cook, stirring, until shells turn pink, 2 minutes.
Pour in water and bring to a simmer; cook 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in green onions, celery, and jalapeno; while you dish is still cooking, keep on stirring, until the mixture is slightly softened - it takes about 5-6 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium low, stir in the flour and cook it for about 3 minutes more.
Pour the tomato soup into the onion mixture and stir to combine.
Pour shrimp shell mixture through a mesh strainer into this tomato soup mixture.
Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
Stir coconut milk, red curry paste, and fish sauce into tomato soup mixture, bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
Stir in shrimp, decrease to heat to low and simmer until shrimp are cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
Dish up some bisque into bowls, place a scoop of rice cracker in the middle of the bowl and top the cracker with a sliced of basil.
I know some people sometimes think that a nice wine or liqueur is taking it a bit overboard – but hey – life should be fun, right?
Life is not supposed to be all serious – there must be time to relax and play –
…and preparing food…
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