*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       FRIED SHRIMP 'N' APRICOT SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces                           Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----SHRIMP-----
    1 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    1       tb           Paprika
    1       t            Ground white pepper
      1/2   ts           Garlic powder
      1/2   ts           Dried Italian seasoning
    1       cn           Beer (12-ounce)
    2       lb           Unpeeled medium-size fresh
                         - shrimp
                         Vegetable oil
                         Apricot sauce
                         -----APRICOT SAUCE-----
    1       c            Apricot preserves
    1                    (4-oz) jar diced pimento,
                         - drained
    2 1/2   tb           White vinegar
 
   Shrimp: Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir until
   smooth. Let batter stand 30 minutes.
   
   Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact; devein, if desired. Pour oil to
   depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375 degrees. Dip shrimp
   into batter, and fry, a few at a time, until golden. Drain on paper
   towels. Serve with Apricot Sauce.
   
   Apricot Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil
   over medium heat; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes, stirring
   occasionally. Cover and chill. Yield: 1 1/3 cups.
  
 
 
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