Spicy, Crunchy Shrimp With Honey-Soy Dipping Sauce

Recipe By:  Amy Rosen
Shrimp Honey Dip
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Crunchy, savory, salty and spicy, this dish has it all — and the sweetness in the dipping sauce makes it a perfectly balanced starter. For best results, be sure to fry the shrimp fresh and serve them at once.

Ingredients

Honey-Soy Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp liquid honey
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • Pinch red pepper flakes

Spicy, Crunchy Shrimp

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1½ cups or 1 355-mL can cold club soda
  • Peanut or vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • 450 g (8 to 12) raw, easy-peel tiger shrimp, peeled but tails left on
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 fresh long red chilies, stems removed, seeded and sliced lengthwise into quarters
Directions Yield:  Serves 4
  1. To make dipping sauce, whisk together soy, honey, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Cover and chill until using.
  2. For batter, mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and ½ tsp red pepper flakes. Whisk in cold soda water until batter is just smooth (don’t overmix). Heat oil in a large wok, pot or deep-fryer to 350ºF. You can test the temperature of the oil with a small bread cube: when it browns in 15 seconds, the oil temperature is just right.
  3. Pat shrimp dry, then toss with fish sauce. Working in 2 batches, dip shrimp in batter then fry in hot oil until crisp and golden, about 2 minutes. Carefully remove with tongs or spider strainer, and drain on paper towel. Batter chili strands and fry in same oil. Mix chilies with shrimp. Serve with dipping sauce.
Photographer:
Michael Alberstat
Source:
House & Home May 2012
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