Is anyone up for a nice healthy meal of shrimp coated with macadamia? This will be a good treat for a happy tummy particularly with our fried crusted macadamia shrimp that is a crunchy meal from the shrimp to the salad. It is made up of shrimp and macadamia nuts in a bed of green salads.
The shrimp is nicely coated with macadamia nuts that are fried to crisp and crusty perfection. Any countries with a different style to make fried shrimps, different seasoning but basically, they are slightly the same method. It is then accentuated with a creamy sweet and sour chili mayo dipping sauce that balances its flavor to give it a nice blend of taste to savor. To me, the dipping sauce always is a hero of the meal, this fried shrimp recipe is not an exception.
Let’s go nuts. Macadamia nuts are a native of Australia. It came from the family of Proteaceae of plants. Its tree can reach up to 40 feet. These nuts are sought after worldwide that’s why it can be very expensive. Its demand has driven commercial production to come up even to temperate countries like south and central Africa where the trees thrive when there is plenty of water. It was soon introduced to Hawaii and California where Hawaii is currently the largest producer and exporter of these nuts.
What’s in a nut? A lot of health benefits. It is practically a nut that has a lot of uses from the husk to its natural oil down to the nut itself. The husk is used as fertilizer. The oil is used as beauty products while the nuts are great for snacks and as ingredients to baked products. As a whole food, it contains antioxidants, vitamin B1, and magnesium. A raw nut is consisting of omega 9 monounsaturated fats which are good for a healthy heart. Surprisingly, macadamia is good for boosting your fiber intake that is essential for a healthy digestive system. It is also rich in thiamine or Vitamin B1 which can help in improving brain function. These are the many benefits that you can enjoy with macadamia nuts.
Now, let’s hear it from the shrimp. It is a good source of protein. It also has some key nutrients that are beneficial to our health like selenium, phosphorous, vitamin B12, choline, copper, and iodine. Generally, they are so good for us.
Green salads for this fried shrimp recipe is a bonus. You can get additional vitamins and minerals from the veggies. Fried crusted macadamia shrimp with sweet and sour chili mayo does not only brings delicious taste but also provides good value for your health. Give it a try now.
Fried Crusted Macadamia Shrimp With Sweet Chili Mayo Sauce
- 8 large king prawn
- ½ cup plain flour
- 1 tablespoon lemon herb garlic seasoning
- 1 egg beaten
- 4 oz medium ground macadamia nut
- Salt to taste
- 2 Lime wedges
- Oil for frying
Sweet chili mayo dipping sauce
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
Instruction: Mix well
- 3 oz cabbage shredded
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- ½ juice of a lime
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon chili chopped (optional)
- 1 tablespoon mint, basil leaves sliced
- Salt to taste
1. Mix lime juice with garlic
2. Toss cabbage, red onion, sliced mint and basil leaves with lime mixture, season to taste with salt, then set aside
For fried batter shrimp
1. Peel the prawns leaving tails on, then devein and butterfly
2. Marinate prawn with a pinch of salt
3. Combine flour with lemon herb garlic
4. Dip the prawn in flour to coat two sides of the prawn, shake off any excess flour
5. Plunge the prawns into the egg wash and light crumb with macadamia nuts
6. Lay the crumb prawns on a plate, not overlap
7. Heat the oil in frying pan over medium heat
8. Fry prawns until they are golden brown and crispy
9. Lift out the prawns and lay on kitchen paper
Prepare the sauce, the salad then the prawn. Arrange salad, sauce, four crusted prawns on plates with lime wedges, then sprinkle chopped chili around and serve
- Use peanut instead of macadamia nut if prefer
- Dipping these crusted prawns in a creamy sweet chili sauce combined with a lime-dressed salad will create soft, crispy, nutty taste you never forget
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 26.6 g
Saturated Fat 11.6 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Total Carbohydrates 30.8 g
Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
Sugars 10.8 g
Protein 7.4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Fondness for delicious food can give comfort and happy hormones. We hope that you enjoy our featured recipe. If you have comments and suggestions, please feel free to comment. Share this recipe with your friends and family who delights in good food. Stay subscribed to our website for the more exciting recipe.