Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp Over Brown Rice

This week.

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice

I’ve been behind thu UNTAR week. I’ve been trying to publish this post since MONDAY NIGHT. How silly is that?

Thing is, we had our living room painted this week. And by that I mean, dude put on one coat and packed his things. Th . . . thanks? So, we had to paint the second coat, the trim, baseboards and the ceiling. I was s.e.e.i.n.g.r.e.d. But it’s done and gorgeous and FRIDAY.

And we’re battering shrimp with wine and coconut. (!!!!)

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice  Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice

The whole beer battering catfish thing got me thinking, why not wine?! Why not vodka!? Why not bourbon!? Why not gasoline!? Just kidding. Don’t do that.

I repeat: Do not batter any food in gasoline. Bev Cooks authorizes this message.

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice

This batter is ridiculously easy and just marvelous with wine. I used a sauv blanc because my it courses through my veins. Add a little flour, cilantro, salt and pepper and ha-biggity.

But that’s not all! THE COCONUT.

Shocker, I know.

But I mean, just look.

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice

Crispy. Coconuty. Winey. Deliciousy.

And you spritz it all with lime juice and throw it on top of some coconut brown rice and red bell peppersssshoooooooooot, y’all.

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice

Weekend eating, please.

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice:

What it took for 4:

* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2/3 cup dry white wine
* 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
* pinch of salt and pepper
* 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
* 1 1/2 cup brown rice
* 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 red bell pepper, stemmed and diced
* limes
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
* 4 cups vegetable oil, for frying

In a large bowl, combine the flour, wine, cilantro, salt and pepper. Stir together and chill for about 30 minutes.

Place the remaining flour in a shallow bowl, and the shredded coconut in another.

While the oil heats, prepare the shrimp. Dip each one in the flour, shaking of any excess. Then dip it into the wine batter, then into the coconut, coating the shrimp.

Fry the shrimp in batches, until golden brown all over. Drain on paper towels.

In the meantime, place the rice in a rice cooker, and cover with the coconut milk and water. Once cooked, add a few good spritzes of lime juice and the diced bell pepper. Toss, toss.

Serve rice with a few coconut shrimp, and garnish with cilantro and lime wedges!

Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp over Brown Rice

Pour me an extra glass of that wine.

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18 Responses to Wine-Battered Coconut Shrimp Over Brown Rice

  1. Alycia September 5, 2014 at 9:01 am #
    These look great and I don't even like shrimp! lol Is the coconut sweetened or unsweetened?
    • Bev Weidner September 5, 2014 at 9:16 am #
      It's unsweetened! But I think either would work just faaaahn.
  2. Liz @ Floating Kitchen September 5, 2014 at 9:43 am #
    This looks absolutely delicious! Never battered shrimp in wine before, but I think you are definitely onto something!
  3. heather @french press September 5, 2014 at 10:00 am #
    I cannot wait to try this! wine and shrimp YES please
  4. Jessica | Saucy Pear September 5, 2014 at 10:57 am #
    I'm celebrating 1 week of having-the-baby/not-being-pregnant-anymore/I-can-enjoy-wine-again today and love me some sauv blanc too! It's very tempting to go pick up the rest of the ingredients for this yummy looking meal for dinner tonight :)
  5. Jodee Weiland September 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm #
    I love this recipe...i have always enjoyed good coconut batter shrimp, but yours looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!
  6. Sheila September 5, 2014 at 8:46 pm #
    Why? Why would he do one coat, then leave? Did you pay him? Did you get an explanation? Do you need us to smack the guy around a little?
    • Bev Weidner September 7, 2014 at 7:33 am #
      He said, "well you didn't say anything about a second coat." Uhhh it's implied! It's ALWAYS implied. Ugh.
      • Carrie September 7, 2014 at 7:38 pm #
        Sadly, it is not implied. So many paints are now designed to cover in one coat that if you want two coats it is typically an extra cost and needs to be expressly stated in the quote. Also, your quote should state what areas are to be painted such as walls, baseboards, ceilings, etc.
        • Bev Weidner September 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm #
          Reaaaaally! I had no idea. I talked to a few painters after the incident, all blown away at what happened. They all backed me in the "it's implied" thing. Wow! Good to know. I'll keep that in mind for future jobs. Thanks!
  7. Terri | that's some good cookin' September 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm #
    Ditto on what Jodee said! Grrrrr. However, looking at those pictures of the shrimp puts me in a very zen place. I can nearly taste them and I'm definitely certain that I can smell them cooking. It took a while for the beautiful cooking odors to waft their way to Utah, but they came riding in on the latest breeze. Outstanding!
  8. Millie l Add A Little September 7, 2014 at 1:41 am #
    Wine and coconut?! Hello heaven!! Pinned!
  9. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 7, 2014 at 8:05 am #
    Oh you're going to make me this when I come to KC next month? How sweet of you!!! <3
  10. Erika September 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm #
    First off, this looks amazing. Second, you made a buzzfeed list! hahaha lifetime dream accomplished?
  11. Mark Handyman September 8, 2014 at 7:06 am #
    Great recipe! I can't wait to try it. Is it possible to substitute the wine with something else? Or just go without it?
    • Bev Weidner September 8, 2014 at 7:24 am #
      Well, instead of wine you could go with beer! Or just water if you're looking for a non-acly substitute. That'll work great!


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