Shrimp and Black-Eyed Pea "Croquettes"
One serving contains 568 calories, 5g of protein, and 60g of fat. If 67 cents per serving falls in your budget, Shrimp and Black-Eyed Pea "Croquettes" might be an excellent dairy free and pescatarian recipe to try. This recipe serves 24. A mixture of salt, coarse bread crumbs, cilantro leaves, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 5 hours.
Soak peas in water to cover by 2 inches at least 8 hours and up to 1
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Pulse peas, onion, cilantro, peppers, and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor until finely chopped, then transfer to a bowl.
Toss shrimp with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Press a scant tablespoon pea mixture around each shrimp, encasing shrimp in a thin even layer but leaving tail (and shell) exposed, then transfer to baking sheet.
Put eggs and panko in 2 separate shallow bowls. Holding 1 shrimp by the tail, dip coated portion of shrimp first into egg, letting excess drip off, and then into crumbs, returning shrimp to baking sheet. Coat remaining shrimp in same manner.
Line another baking sheet with paper towels.
Heat 1 1/4 inches oil in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot (9 to 10 inches in diameter) until it registers 350°F on thermometer. Fry croquettes in 4 batches, turning over once or twice, until deep golden, 2 to 3 minutes per batch, transferring with a slotted spoon to paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Keep fried croquettes warm in oven while frying remainder, returning oil to 350°F between batches.
Serve croquettes immediately.
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**Available at Asian markets, some supermarkets, and Uwajimaya (800-889-1928).
Croquettes can be coated with pea mixture, egg, and panko (but not fried) 1 hour ahead and chilled, covered.
Recommended wine: Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Grigio, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc are my top picks for Shrimp. These crisp white wines work well with shrimp prepared in a variety of ways, whether grilled, fried, or in garlic sauce. The Mark West Pinot Grigio with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 13 dollars per bottle.
Mark West Pinot GrigioCrisp and clean, this wine features honeydew, stone fruit, and citrus with a subtle, clean, lingering finish.Try pairing with good old fish and chips, summer salads, and steamed clams by the dozen...or dozens.