A Japanese-style meal. Deep-fried shrimp and a tangy sauce to dip them in. Try battering some vegetables such as onions, peppers, or broccoli in addition to the shrimp. Delicious!
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 32 vanilla wafers, crushed
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup apricot nectar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 2 cups vegetable oil
- 3/4 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
In a small bowl mix vanilla wafers, egg, and water until well blended. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
To make dipping sauce: In a small sauce pan blend nectar into cornstarch. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar and catsup. Heat mixture over a medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Set aside.
In a stockpot or deep fryer heat 2 cups oil to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dip shrimp in vanilla wafer batter and fry 4 to 6 shrimp at a time until golden brown. Drain well. Serve hot with dipping sauce.