Coconut fried prawns with chipotle cream

October 15, 2008 4:13:47 PM PDT
Surprise your family with an easy restaurant-quality dish -- coconut fried prawns with chipotle cream sauce. The executive chef of Kitchen On Fire in Berkeley, Mike C., helps us spice things up in the kitchen!

Coconut Fried Prawns with Chipotle Cream
Serves 10

For the Cream
1/8 cup Chipotle in Adobo Sauce
1/8 cup Cilantro, minced
1/3 cup Mayo
2/3 cup Sour Cream
to taste Salt & Pepper

1. Place the Chipotle & cilantro in a mini food processor & puree. Add in the mayo & sour cream. Pulse until well incorporated. Season with salt & pepper.

For the Prawns
30 each Large Prawns, peeled & deviened, tail on
5 oz All Purpose Flour
3-4 each Eggs, beaten
1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 cup Grated Coconut Flakes, unsweetened
Vegetable oil for frying

2. Mix together the panko & coconut. Season the prawns with salt & pepper. One at a time, dust with flour, dip into the eggs & then roll in the panko mixture.

3. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok to 375?. Deep fry the prawns 3 or 4 at a time until golden brown (about 1-2 minutes). Remove to a sheet tray lined with paper towels.

Equipment
-chef's knife
-toothpicks
-mixing bowls
-mini food processor
-wok
-candy thermometer
-spider strainer
-sheet tray & paper towels

About the 6th Annual Berkeley Spice of Life Festival:

Berkeley Spice of Life Festival
Sunday, October 19
10am-6pm
North Berkeley
North Shattuck Ave., spanning Virginia and Rose Streets.
For more information visit: www.spiceoflifefestival.com or call 800/310-6563

Chefs from the heart of Berkeley's "Gourmet Ghetto" will provide expert cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Stage from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Demonstrations will be given by some of East Bay's most sought after chefs, including Todd Kniess of Bistro Liaison, Chef Rodrigo de Silva of Corso Trattoria, Chef Brandon Dubea of Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen, Chef Patty Lawrence of Café Gratitude, and Chef Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen.

The Culinary Stage will be located in the Elephant Pharmacy parking lot on North Shattuck Ave. at Cedar St.

About Chef MikeC.
About MikeC. From growing up in the wine country of Western New York to living to the fullest in Berkeley, Chef MikeC. slices and dices his way into your kitchen. By the ripe old age of four, he was already in the kitchen practicing his brand of food alchemy. Through the mentorship of his parents, he learned the finer aspects of organic gardening, simplified cuisine, and home entertaining for all occasions. As he soon discovered, MikeC.'s creative and quick mind was always in search of culinary knowledge. By the end of high school, MikeC. had found his mission in life; to teach the world how to come back to the tab le with friends, family and food. MikeC.'s quest has been a breathtaking adventure of food, folks, and fun. He has worked in the restaurant world, and a variety of other areas, but the food industry has always been foremost in his interests. Since arriving in California, he has owned two catering businesses, directed two cooking schools and has been teaching cooking professionally for over four years. In his free time, he enjoys sharing his vast entertaining skills with family and friends. With a philosophy of fantastic food, people, music, and exhilarating places -- isn't that what life is all about!? Come on down and join MikeC.at Kitchen on Fire® and reap the benefits of his training and consummate skills. Contact MikeC. by email at mikec@kitchenonfire.com

Kitchen on Fire is located at:
1509 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510.548 COOK (2665)
Email: info@kitchenonfire.com
Website: http://www.kitchenonfire.com


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