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Coconut ShrimpSeptember 22nd, 2015 0 Comments


Growing up in Florida, I gained a love for coconut shrimp. It was always a treat to go out and order them as an appetizer (and later in life for happy hour!). I FINALLY got around to making them and they were well worth the hot oil burns 😉

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (raw, no sugar added)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, de-veined and peeled
  • Oil for cooking

 

Directions:

Place the flour, salt and pepper in one bowl and mix well. Add the beaten eggs to another bowl and set aside. Then mix the panko crumbs and coconut well in a third bowl. Line the three bowls up and dip the shrimp in each bowl, turning to coat–starting with the flour mixture, eggs and then the coconut and panko mix. Set on a plate until you finish all of the shrimp.

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add just a few shrimp at a time and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Place cooked shrimp on a plate on top of a paper towel to absorb some of the oil.

Some great serving suggestions are with orange marmalade for dipping, or over black beans and rice with a mango salsa!

Pairing Suggestion: A crisp and fruit white such as a Sauvignon Blanc would pair well with the coconut shrimp


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