Sea and Be Seen : A Trio of Spiny Tail Lobster and Alligator Pear Salad, Crispy Rock Shrimp, and a Daiquiri Shot

  • Ice, for shaker
  • 1 large lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 8 ounces white rum
  • 2 ounces premium Triple Sec
  • 4 ounces simple syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Crispy Rock Shrimp:
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 (12-ounce) can club soda, chilled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound rock shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Miami Mojo, recipe follows
  • Alligator Pear Salad, recipe follows
Fill a large bar shaker with ice. Add the lime wedges and rum and crush together with a muddler or wooden spoon. Add the Triple Sec, simple syrup, and lime juice and shake well. Strain into shot glasses and serve as part of the trio.
In a small saucepan, stir sugar into water. Cook over low heat until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Fill a heavy Dutch oven a little less than halfway with oil. Heat oil to 360 degrees F.
Crack the eggs into a medium bowl. With a whisk, lightly beat the eggs and pour in the cold soda water. Slowly incorporate the flour into the egg mixture and continuing to whisk until a smooth batter forms. Season the batter with salt and pepper. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel. Dip the shrimp into the batter allowing the excess batter to drip off. Fry the shrimp in the heated oil until golden brown and just cooked within, about 4 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Serve immediately as part of the trio with the Miami Mojo.

Rule the Kitchen with More Recipe Faves

Ripe Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad
Ripe Pear, Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad
Time
2
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Frozen cactus pear margaritas
Frozen cactus pear margaritas
Time
-
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Pear Recipes
Pear Recipes
Shaved Carrot and Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette
Shaved Carrot and Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette
Time
-
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy