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New England Fried Shrimp

  Makes 4 servings
  Prep Time: 20 minutes
  Total Time: 20 minutes
  Ease of Preparation:
 1 cup pale ale, or other light-colored beer 
 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, or all-purpose flour 
 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
 ¼ teaspoon salt, divided 
 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 
 1 pound raw shrimp, (13-15 per pound) peeled and deveined, tails left on 
 Freshly ground pepper, to taste

1. Whisk beer, flour, mustard and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl until smooth.

2. You’ll need to cook the shrimp in two batches. Wait to batter the second batch until the first is cooked. For the first batch, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Hold shrimp by the tail and dip in the batter one at a time. Let any excess batter drip off, then add the shrimp to the hot oil, making sure they aren’t touching. Cook, turning once and adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning, until golden brown on the outside and curled, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a platter.

3. Wipe out the pan. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium-high. Batter and fry the remaining shrimp. Season all the shrimp with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutritional Notes: 213 Calories; 9 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 172 mg Cholesterol; 7 g Carbohydrates; 24 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 271 mg Sodium; 210 mg Potassium