I made Vanilla Coconut Shrimp from Joy of Cooking, 75th Anniversary Edition, pg. 388 for my New Year's Dinner this year. Shrimp is getting to be a tradition, as I did Shrimp Thermador the other year (lobster is just too expensive for my budget).
Here are some pics. One interesting thing to note, the recipe requires a whole vanilla bean. Now you could probably substitute vanilla extract. I went to Whole Foods and got vanilla beans. I still have a spare and don't know what to do with it yet, except make my own vanilla extract.
In case you're wondering, here's what a whole vanilla bean looks like:
Now, according to the recipe, you are supposed to cut the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. This is what the seeds look like:
And this is what you get when you mix up the broth and add the shrimp. I cheated and bought pre-deveined shrimp, because cleaning shrimp isn't my most favorite thing in the world to do.