Paleo Coconut Shrimp

1 11 2009

Ingredients:

12-15 shrimp

1 egg

½ tsp salt

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp garlic powder

½ cup almond flour

¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

3 tbs coconut oil

 

Directions:

Peel and de-vein shrimp.  Run under cool water and then pat dry with paper towels.

Beat egg with spices.

Combine coconut and almond flour on a plate or shallow dish.

Set up dredging station.  Working from left to right, put shrimp, eggs, flour mix and a plate.

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Use your left hand as the “wet” hand and your right as the “dry.”  Pick up shrimp with left hand, drop in egg and pick up with left hand and drop in flour.  Use right hand to toss flour over shrimp, then pick up and gently shake off excess crumbs.  Lay on plate to set for 10 minutes.

Put oil in pan and heat to medium high heat.

Once all shrimp have been dredged and have set, put in hot pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes and then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.  Remove shrimp to a clean plate and let sit for 5 minutes to make sure crust sticks to shrimp.

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Almost Oatmeal Raisin Paleo Cookies

8 10 2009

This is my version of the Son of Grok’s Caveman Cookies.

You will need:

1/2 cup pitted dates that you chop into chunks

3/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup macadamia nuts

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 Egg

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

How to prepare:

Put nuts, dates, coconut, oil, and cinnamon in the food processor with the S blade on it.  Pulse until nuts and dates are broken down and it resembles loose crumbs. 

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Pour into mixing bowl and add in egg and raisins.  Use your hands to mix together. 

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Use an ice cream scoop to get uniformly sized cookies.  Form into patties like you would burger meat.  You should be able to make about 6-8 cookies. 

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Put on ungreased baking sheet into an oven that you have heated to 350.  Space evenly on the cookie sheet.

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  Bake for about 30 minutes.  You will know they are done when they look golden brown and delicious.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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