The Chef: Hung HuynhThe Restaurant: Catch Miami (James Royal Palm Hotel)The Dish: Crispy Shrimp
2 pounds of shrimp, peeled, cleaned and deveined2 cups of mayonnaise2 Tbs. of honey1 tsp. of cayenne pepperblack pepper, to tastesalt, to taste2 Tbs. of hot sauceJuice of 1 lemon3 cups of cake flour1/2 cup of corn starch2 tsp of baking powder2 cups of cold wateroil, to deep fry
Method of Preparation:
-Begin by making a spicy mayonnaise. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, hot sauce and lemon juice.
-Then, prepare the batter for the shrimp. In a large bowl, add two cups cake flour, corn starch, baking powder and water. Mix it all together with a spoon and don't worry if there are small clumps. It should be similar to a pancake batter.
-Now, coat the shrimp with the remaining cup of cake flour and with the batter.
-Deep fry the shrimp until they are a nice light golden brown. Place the shrimp on a paper towel to soak up any excess oil.
-Finish by tossing the fried shrimp with the spicy mayonnaise.
Catch Miami(James Royal Palm Hotel)1545 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139786-224-7200http://emmgrp.com/restaurants/catch-miami/