Thursday, March 21, 2013
Bite with Belkys: Crispy Shrimp from Catch Miami
Appetizers set the mood for great meals in restaurants. So how about trying it at home. One chef shows us how simple it can be to get your appetite going. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.
The Restaurant: Catch Miami (James Royal Palm Hotel)
The Dish: Crispy Shrimp
2 pounds of shrimp, peeled, cleaned and deveined
2 cups of mayonnaise2 Tbs. of honey
1 tsp. of cayenne pepper
black pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
2 Tbs. of hot sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
3 cups of cake flour
1/2 cup of corn starch
2 tsp of baking powder
2 cups of cold water
oil, to deep fry
Method of Preparation:
-Begin by making a spicy mayonnaise. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, hot sauce and lemon juice.
-Then, prepare the batter for the shrimp. In a large bowl, add two cups cake flour, corn starch, baking powder and water. Mix it all together with a spoon and don't worry if there are small clumps. It should be similar to a pancake batter.
-Now, coat the shrimp with the remaining cup of cake flour and with the batter.
-Deep fry the shrimp until they are a nice light golden brown. Place the shrimp on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
-Finish by tossing the fried shrimp with the spicy mayonnaise.
(James Royal Palm Hotel)
1545 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139