The semester is coming to a head right now, which is why I haven’t been posting every week. But HOLY MOLY I just can’t resist taking time out of my day to share this with you all. I truly was just messing around in the kitchen, making things that needed to be eaten. This was the result and by god its delicious.
- This is not vegan, because shrimp. BUT you can certainly substitute tofu. That would be bomb. Again, I had shrimp I needed to eat.
- I used sweetened coconut because that’s what I buy for my oats and smoothie bowls, and I didn’t know if it would be too sweet but it honestly wasn’t. I’m sure you can use either sweetened or unsweetened.
- I’ve never had cauliflower rice before, big fan.
- I also didn’t have any eggs for the breading which is why you’ll see me getting sort of creative. Did it work? Yes. Was it a struggle and a half? Also yes.
- Lets shrimp this boat.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes 1-2 servings
- 5-6 jumbo shrimp (an oxymoron)
- 1/2 cup of panko
- 1/3 cup of shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup of cornstarch
- 3 tbsp neutral oil
- 1 pack of cauliflower rice
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- green onions
- If you must defrost, begin that process. Let’s make the dredging station. In a bowl, add about half the cornstarch to an equal amount of water and combine. Add garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste (don’t actually taste it just guess). On a plate, add the rest of the cornstarch. On a third plate, add the panko and coconut.
- To dredge your shrimpys : first dip a doo into the liquidy cornstarch slurry. Second, dip a doo into the plain cornstarch. Third, dip a doo BACK into the liquidy cornstarch. Then finally, coat in the panko and coconut.
- Bring a pan to medium-high heat with the oil. Fry the shrimps until fully pink and the breading is golden brown and crispy. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Cook the cauliflower rice according to package instructions. Add to a pan over medium heat and season to taste with soy sauce, garlic powder, and sesame oil.
- Serve hot with green onions, steamed broccoli, and a drizzle of sriracha if you like her ~spicy~.
CLEANED my plate. You will too. I hope you guys give this one a try!