Sunday, March 02, 2014

RECIPE: Crispy Coconut Shrimp Wontons - Charter Yacht Pisces

Here's an award-winning recipe from the charter yacht Pisces, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, that won Third Prize at the November 2013 VICL Charter Yacht Show in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Crispy Coconut Shrimp Wontons

Makes 12
  • 6 phyllo dough squares
  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
  • 3-4 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 parsley bushel
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Phyllo cups
Let's start off with talking about the phyllo dough squares. This is the challenging part of the recipe, after you figure out how to work with the dough, it's smooth sailing! Cut phyllo dough into four equal quadrants that will hang a little over the edges of the muffin tins.  Layer smaller squares, brushing melted butter on each, until you create a nest-like cup in the muffin tin.  Bake for approximately 5 minutes, or until they start to crisp up and look golden brown. Pull out of the oven and set aside.

Shrimp Filling
Now let's talk about the shrimp. I usually cook with thawed frozen shrimp. Sauté the shrimp (about two handfuls) in 1 tablespoon of butter and minced garlic. I'm a huge garlic fan so I usually add garlic powder at this point too. As the shrimp cooks and starts to turn orange, add the breadcrumbs and the shredded coconut (feel free to use a little bit more of each). As the shrimp begin to curl and are almost done cooking, add the chopped parsley to the sautéed mixture. A little bit of salt and pepper will do the trick, then start filling your phyllo cups with the shrimp mixture, top off with the shaved Parmesan cheese and a nice spring of parsley. Voilà, life is good!
Thanks for sharing your recipe, Louise.

Charter Catamaran Pisces - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - VI Sailing Vacations

Pisces is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two, Stephen and Louise. Pisces is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with Queen berth and ensuite head/shower. Pisces has a 13-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, tube, kayak, standup paddle board (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, TV/DVD in salon, iPod, wifi where available, etc.

Steve is a dive master and Pisces offers 5 dives/week for certified divers, with gear included.

Children 14 years old and younger receive a $250 discount off standard rates.

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