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Showing posts from January 18, 2015

Ric Orlando's Tropical Treats, Coconut Shrimp and Conch three ways....

So, It is January in Hudson Valley and yes, it is COLD. After cooking 3 months of local root veggies and braised shanks, it’s time to defy the gods and think summer! In lieu of planning a quick flight to the Bahamas, these recipes can set you up just right! Get out the reggae and Zouk cds, make a few Bahama Mamas and invite your friends over for a Pan Caribbean dinner!
It is easy and in a couple of hours, you will be transported!

Coconut Shrimp, Sugar Reef Style Sugar Reef was a legendry Theme Restaurant in the East Village that specialized in the classic dishes of the Islands. Brightly colored, loud bouncy music and fantastic drinks were the catch and kitch. These are so much better then the frozen jobbers that have popped up on catering menus around the area. The guava horseradish sauce is AWESOME!
Serves 4-8 24 shrimp, peeled 21-25 or medium sized. Vegetable oil for frying 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon ore…