Fried Shrimp 'n' Apricot Sauce

         Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Shrimp, Seafood, Sauces

-----------------------------------SHRIMP----------------------------------- 1 1/2 c All-purpose flour 1 tb Paprika 1 ts 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.