Shrimp and Coconut Fritters
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger (optional, but nice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste, as this depends on the salinity of the shrimp)
  • coconut oil, to fry the fritters
Instructions
  1. Coarsely chop half of the shrimp, and set them aside. Place the rest of the shrimp in a food processor along with the coconut, egg, green onions, ginger, and salt. Pulse until you have a chunky paste. Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl, and fold in the chopped shrimp.
  2. Heat enough coconut oil to just cover the bottom of your skillet. Adjust the heat to medium-high, and drop in the fritter batter in portions of about a quarter of a cup. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden and cooked through. Remove the cooked fritters to drain on paper towels. Serve hot. This makes about ten fritters.
Recipe by Seasonal & Savory at http://www.seasonalandsavory.com/2013/08/shrimp-and-coconut-fritters.html