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Coconut Shrimp


Coconut Shrimp
These coconut shrimp are so tasty and the sweet & spicey chili sauce is a perfect match with them!
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1148 calories
109 g
883 g
53 g
58 g
39 g
480 g
3808 g
48 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1148
Calories from Fat 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g
Saturated Fat 39g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 883mg
Sodium 3808mg
Total Carbohydrates 109g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 48g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 28 large shrimp (1 1/2 pounds)
  2. 1/3 cup cornstarch
  3. 3/4 tsp. salt
  4. 3/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  5. 3 large eggs
  6. 1 1/2 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  7. Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Prepare shrimp: peel, devein, rinse in cold water and dry
  3. Combine cornstarch, salt and pepper on a plate or wide bowl
  4. Put egg whites in small bowl
  5. Put coconut on a plate
  6. One shrimp at a time, dredge in cornstarch mixture then egg then coconut
  7. Place on heavily greased cookie sheet then lightly spray cooking spray on the shrimp before baking
  8. Bake 10 minutes at 400 on each side
A Tasty Dish


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Coconut Curry Shrimp

Coconut Curry Shrimp

Coconut Curry Shrimp is a scrumptious dinner!

This recipe is a rendition of a recipe that my daughter’s mother-in-law makes. Unfortunately there isn’t an Asian market anywhere near where I live so I have to improvise. It will be acceptable to improvise and still be tasty but if you can get some

the ingredients at the Asian market I’m sure it will be worth a trip.

1 1/2 pounds of the best and largest fresh shrimp you can find (try a local seafood specialty store instead of the grocery store. You’ll pay more but it’s well worth it!)

Lemongrass (if you can’t find fresh try getting the tube in the produce section)

2 fresh chili peppers (you can use dried if you can’t find fresh)

Fish sauce (optional)

Oyster sauce (optional)

Red curry paste (You can get a recipe here) or watch Endang in the video below explain how she makes it

FRESH IS ALWAYS BEST! So try to get everything you can at your Asian market!






Here is the video I shot of Endang making this wonderfully tasty dish:

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Shrimp Scampi Dinner

Shrimp Scampi (our version)

Shrimp scampi dinner

Shrimp Scampi Dinner

This is a very easy meal to make!

Be sure to buy the freshest shrimp you can find. We have a seafood

store locally that brings in really fresh fish and seafood. The shrimp is

always much better quality and fresher when purchased there!

1 lb. of shrimp (you can double this if needed)

Fresh cilantro chopped

White wine

Fresh garlic (about 1 to 2 medium cloves to taste) sliced, chopped or minced (I use the garlic zoom featured here)

Olive oil

Fresh cracked pepper


Remove shells and clean the shrimp.

Heat a couple of TBS. of olive oil in a skillet. (we use the side burner on the grill when cooking seafood sometimes to keep the house from getting all stinky!)

Saute the shrimp for a few minutes then add the cracked pepper & garlic. Saute for another couple of minutes then pour in the white wine

and simmer for another few minutes.

I love this recipe served over nice hot fluffy Jasmine rice!

And as shown in the photo it goes very well with fresh cooked brussel sprouts!

Bona petit!

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Maine Lobster

Eating Maine Lobster is an ART!

We had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time in Maine this year when my son got married to a gal that is from Maine.

The wedding was at Pleasant Point Inn right on Kezar lake in Lovell, Maine. Very lovely location.


Wedding on Kezar lake

Jesse and Sarah’s wedding

We decided to take several days vacation after the wedding and spend time on the coast of Maine in the same area I used to take

Many do not realize that lobsters come in two shell forms:

Soft shell and hard shell

Soft shell is much easier to get into and you can usually eat the entire lobster without heavy machinery.

Hard shell are great but you definitely need some heavy duty tools to access the meat.

I used to take my kids to Maine every summer for a few days or a week every year when we lived in Vermont. It was a magical and wonderful time

being right on the water and eating lobster every day while we were there!

It’s funny I’ve actually had people in the grocery store ask me how to cook lobsters when I’ve bought them live.

It’s really very easy but some are squeamish when putting the into to the pot live.

You just need a large pot and I actually use an insert into that pot that has holes in it to let the steam through.

Steaming is best because they don’t take on as much water. Once they are done cooking it’s not fun to have the water

drain all over when you break them apart! Timing depends on how many lobsters and the size of them. If they are average 1 1/2 pounds

and you only have a couple, you could cook them about 25 to 30 mins. and it will be fine.

We stayed right next door to a place where we could order the lobsters of any size and have them cooked. Then we brought them back to where we stayed and ate them.

The first night we were there we had a crowd of family join us and we ordered and ate 13 lobsters for dinner!!!

It was great because it would have been 3 times the price to eat them at the restaurant!

Maine Lobsters

Maine Lobsters


How to Eat a Maine Lobster

Maine Lobster

How to eat a Maine lobster:

There are many ways to eat a lobster, just like eating Maryland crabs.  I prefer to remove the tail

by turning it upside down and grabbing the tail and pulling it backwards until it snaps off the body.

Then I squeeze the tail inward toward itself until it cracks all the way down. Then use both hands to

pull it apart away from you by pushing it backwards on both sides and then grab the meat and pull it out.

Twist the claws off and break them apart.  Use tools or utensils to push the meat through the claws

and legs. Lots of meat can be found in the body right where the legs attach so don’t forget to

attack that part as well! The legs are more work and many leave them behind but the bigger the lobster the

more meat you will find and the legs should not be ignored.

Dip in drawn butter and you are in HEAVEN!



After the wedding we spent several days on the coast of Maine and it was just heavenly!

Eating lobster and drinking champagne every day!!

Lighthouse in Maine

Pemiquid Point Lighthouse




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