Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style [HD Video]

by Yi on November 18, 2012 · 51 comments

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It’s around the time of Thanksgiving again. While the traditional turkey-and-the-sides are a must the same Thanksgiving meal can get unexciting year after year. If you would like to add a unique twist to this year’s turkey dinner you can definitely include today’s recipe on your menu.

Since I posted my original coconut shrimp recipe sometime ago I’ve gotten enormous amount of feedback. Upon popular demand for another coconut shrimp that features a sweet creamy white coconut sauce, I embarked on a journey to uncover this dish.  After tweaking with the ingredients based on the comments from all the readers I’ve come up with a recipe that tastes like the one at your local Asian buffet.

Today, I’d like to share this creamy coconut shrimp recipe with all of you. Since this is going to be my only post before the Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all the readers out there for supporting this project and tolerating my slow update in the past few weeks. I hope you’ll enjoy this yummy shrimp dish and as always please feel free to leave some suggestions and questions.

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

P.S. As a bonus to the this Thanksgiving special post, I am excited to announce that the first ever Yi Reservation cooking video, which featu

res the creamy coconut shrimp dish,  is on the way.  I will add the video to this post as soon I finish all the editing. Please check back soon.

P.P.S. One more thing, since the sweetness varies from region to region you have the discretion to add sugar to your own taste.

Let’s get started!

Video Recipe

Step by Step Recipe

Shell and devein the shrimp. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry the shrimp with paper towel and season with salt

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

In a measuring cup, combine and mix well the coconut cream, cream or milk, and vanilla extract

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and pan fry until both sides are golden brown. Around 2 minutes for each side. Splash some rum and cook the shrimp for another minute. Set aside the shrimp in the same pan

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

In a separate pan, add the coconut cream mixture and cook over low heat. Add condensed milk and stir to mix

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

When the coconut mixture starts to bubble, add additional sugar to taste. Let the mixture simmer for about 3 minutes until the liquid gets reduced by 1/3. Add some diluted corn starch to thicken the cream if necessary. Optionally, you can add Mayonnaise in place of corn starch to create a richer flavor

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

Transfer the cream mixture to the shrimp. Turn on the heat and stir the shrimp to incorporate the coconut cream. Turn off the heat when the coconut mixture reaches the boiling point. Plate and serve the dish hot

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 2 Servings

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

Ingredients

  • 1lb medium or large shrimp
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp salt
  • corn starch

Instructions

  1. Shell and devein shrimp. Rinse the shrimp and pat dry the shrimp with paper towel and season with salt
  2. In a measuring cup, combine and mix well the coconut cream, cream or milk, and vanilla extract
  3. Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and pan fry until both sides are golden brown. Around 2 minutes for each side. Splash some rum and cook the shrimp for another minute. Set aside the shrimp in the same pan
  4. In a separate pan, add the coconut cream mixture and cook over low heat. Add condensed milk and stir to mix
  5. When the coconut mixture starts to bubble, add additional sugar to taste. Let the mixture simmer for about 3 minutes until the liquid gets reduced by 1/3. Add some diluted corn starch to thicken the cream if necessary. Optionally, you can add Mayonnaise in place of corn starch to create a richer flavor
  6. Transfer the cream mixture to the shrimp. Turn on the heat and stir the shrimp to incorporate the coconut cream. Turn off the heat when the coconut mixture reaches the boiling point. Plate and serve the dish hot
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Creamy Coconut Shrimp Buffet Style

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