August 30, 2013

try a recipe from susan mallery's 'fool's gold cookbook'

Enjoy this recipe from Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes.

Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and great times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.


Coconut Popcorn Shrimp with Mango-Lime Salsa
(Don’t be daunted by the long ingredients list—everything comes together in minutes.) 
Serves 4

Shrimp
¾ cup canola oil
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup plain seltzer or club soda
  Salt and black pepper
¾ cup panko crumbs or bread crumbs
¾ cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Salsa
1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 red pepper, diced
½ jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  Salt and black pepper

Tip: Panko crumbs make for a crisper crust. Find them in the Asian food section of your supermarket.

For shrimp:
1.  Warm oil in a large, heavy skillet with at least 2-inch-high sides. In a bowl, whisk flour, seltzer, salt and pepper. In a shallow bowl, combine panko and
coconut.

2.  Dredge shrimp in the flour mixture, then the panko mixture. Transfer to a wire rack to dry slightly. Fry shrimp in the oil in two batches, about 2 minutes per side, until cooked through. Drain on
paper towels.

For salsa:
1.  While the shrimp cooks, make the salsa. In a medium serving bowl, toss mangoes, red and jalapeño peppers, scallions, oil, lime juice and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with shrimp.

About the Author
With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives.

Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.”

Susan grew up in southern California and currently lives in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived.

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