Turmeric Coconut Crepes with Saigon Shrimp

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This version of a popular Vietnamese crepe dish uses Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix. It is a light, healthy, fresh-tasting dish. 2012 Recipe Contest “Praiseworthy” Recipe by Loanne C.

For the 2012 Recipe Contest, we decided to add Pamela’s comments about the winning recipes. About this recipe Pamela said: “I LOVED the crepe on this dish! It was the perfect crepe, soft, pliable and easy to roll. This recipe called for serving with shrimp and veggies, but could be used for almost any savory filling. I am a huge asparagus and cheese crepe lover, also spinach and mushrooms would work well. I loved the bright yellow that the turmeric added which brought an eyeful of color to the plate but could be left out.” See all the 2012 winning recipes.

Turmeric Coconut Crepes with Saigon Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings

Turmeric Coconut Crepes with Saigon Shrimp

INGREDIENTS:

    FILLING
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 12 oz fresh, cleaned, deveined shrimp-cut up coarsely, patted dry
  • 8 oz bean sprouts
  • 4 oz shredded carrots
  • 3 scallions-cut up
  • 1 TBSP fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • CREPES BATTER
  • 4 to 6 TBSP oil (divided)
  • 1 cup Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup water (plus up to 1 cup extra for correct consistency for frying crepes)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • SAUCE
  • 2 TBSP fish sauce
  • 2 TBSP vinegar
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 2 TBSP light brown sugar
  • 1 red chili pepper-diced

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare Filling:

Heat 2 tablespoon oil until hot. Add shrimp and quickly stir until color is no longer grey. Add bean sprouts and carrots, stir just 1 minute. Stir in scallions, fish sauce and sugar. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Make Crepes:

In a bowl mix 2 tablespoon oil and all other ingredients for batter until pancake mix is absorbed (may need to thin the batter for the perfect crepe). Preheat a 12-inch frying pan, and then spray with non-stick spray. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl pan around over medium heat. Pour in 1/2 cup batter and quickly rotate pan to make an even coating of batter. Cook until bubbles appear and surface appears dry. You usually do not need as much oil for subsequent pancakes.

Take 1/4 of filling (almost 1 cup) and place on one half of crepe. Fold crepe over and place on dinner plate. Keep warm. Repeat process until all ingredients are used up and you have 4 filled crepes. Serve with sauce.

Make Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Chef's Note: You can make the crepes ahead of time and place plastic wrap in between crepes to prevent them from sticking.

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