Crispy Peanut Shrimp

  • serves 6
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

You won’t be able to eat just one – the peanuts and panko create an amazing crispy crust for the shrimp! Add ½ cup of coconut milk if you want a creamy dip.

2 Ratings
Directions for: Crispy Peanut Shrimp


Crispy Peanut Shrimp

24 large shrimp, shelled, de-veined, tail on

2 cup chopped peanuts, preferably raw shelled (500 ml)

1 ½ cup Panko bread crumbs (325 ml)

3 eggs, beaten

½ cup coconut milk (125 ml)

Seasoned flour, for dredging

4 cup Vegetable oil, for deep-frying (1 litre)

Thai Ginger Dipping Sauce

1 Tbsp honey (15 ml)

2 Thai chiles, chopped, or to taste

1 stalks lemongrass, grated or finely chopped

2 kaffir leaves, finely chopped

2 Tbsp fish sauce (30 ml)

2 Tbsp minced ginger (30 ml)

2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander (30 ml)

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar (45 ml)


Crispy Peanut Shrimp

1. Add flour to a bowl or shallow baking dish. Beat together the eggs and milk in bowl. In another bowl, combine peanuts and panko crumbs together in a bowl or shallow baking dish.

2. Dredge the shrimp first in the flour then in the egg mixture and finally coat in peanut and panko mixture.

3. Add oil to a deep heavy-bottomed pot (Oil should come only ½ way up the pot). Heat oil to 325 degrees F. Be careful when adding the coated shrimp in batches of 6 into the hot oil. Fry shrimp until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to plate line with paper towel. Serve hot with Thai Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Thai Ginger Dipping Sauce

1. Add the honey, chiles, lemongrass, kaffir leaves, fish sauce, ginger, coriander and rice wine vinegar to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Serve the dip hot or cold with the shrimp. Serve with the Crispy Peanut Shrimp. Make 24 shrimp or 6 servings.

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