Tuesday, April 6, 2010

falafel-coated shrimp

falafel is one my favorite middle-eastern foods; a super flavorful ball of chopped-up chickpeas & spices. but, as i'm not into deep frying in my kitchen, falafels do not enter. but their flavor sure does with this awesome, easy recipe from everyday food. you'll need to buy a box of falafel mix, a dry powder mix (pictured) available at most grocery stores. and you can feel good about yourself with this one - it's healthy... and freaking yummy.

falafel-coated shrimp with yogurt dipping sauce
1 egg white
3/4 c. dry falafel mix
6 T. olive oil
1 lb. peeled/de-veined shrimp
(yogurt dipping sauce recipe below)

in bowl, whisk egg white. pour falafel mix onto large plate. heat 3 T. olive oil in pan over medium heat. dip shrimp into egg white, shake off any extra, & transfer to the falafel mix plate. coat with falafel mix and add shrimp to the pan. cook for 3-4 minutes, turning once. transfer to paper towel-lined plate. repeat with the remainder of the shrimp.

yogurt dipping sauce
stir together:
3/4 c. plain yogurt
1 T. lemon juice
1 crushed garlic clove
2 T. chopped parsley
s&p to taste

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