THEY'RE BITE-SIZED 4 U, BAE <3
When we think of Valentines Day we tend to think of extravagant candlelit steak dinners and expensive wines. If you're an Average Joe (or Jane), surf and turf can be pretty expensive. Luckily, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your own version at home! Whether you're celebrating Valentines Day this weekend or on Monday, single or taken, with bae or your baddies, in the house or out, let's make sure there's some snackage involved. With this recipe I'm serving up a bite-sized version of surf and turf: Thai-inspired meatballs and coconut fried shrimp (licks lips). These two recipes will take you less than 45 minutes to whip up and only a couple of minutes to scarf down. Enjoy!
Get this recipe below.
Cost: Less than $15.
Time: 45 minutes.
Healthy? Kinda. Paleo friendly!
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1/2 pound 85/15 ground beef (or any ground protein of your choosing)
- 3 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey (or agave)
- 1 teaspoon garlic (minced)
- 1 dash of salt
- 1 dash of pepper
Coconut Fried Shrimp
- 12 jumbo shrimp
- 1.5 cups unsweetened (dry) coconut flake
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup high-heat oil
Coconut Fried Shrimp
- In a large colander, let the shrimp defrost. If you're pressed for time, rinse them with cold water. If they're not peeled, tailed, and de-veined, remember to do so yourself!
- Heat oil in a medium frying pan on medium-high (sunflower, safflower, or avocado oil, olive oil will burn)
- Make 2 bowls: one with egg yolks, one with coconut flake, garlic powder, and paprika
- Dip each shrimp in egg, then coconut flake mixture and drop them in the frying pan
- Fry 3-5 minutes each side, being careful not to burn them. Helps to have your lover or gal pal on an assembly line so you can get the shrimp in the pan ASAP!
- Let them dry on a wire drying rack or paper towel to absorb any excess oil!
- Serve with chili sauce, sriracha, or peanut sauce!
- Preheat your oven to 375.
- In a large bowl, dump the ground beef (or any ground meat of your choosing!)
- Chop up the cilantro and the green onion, making sure to get rid of the stems!
- In the same bowl, mash up the ground beef, cilantro, green onions, and the rest of the ingredients together with a fork.
- Spoon into 12 meat balls in a greased iron skillet or pan.
- Cook for 25 minutes.
- Serve with Thai peanut sauce, chili, or hoisin sauce!
Warning: They're gonna go fast.