The Best Coconut Shrimp Recipe

The Best Coconut Shrimp Recipe

2019-06-14
5 Stars (1 Voters)
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These crispy coconut shrimp are unbelievably delicious and easy to make. This is one of my favorite shrimp recipes. Serve them with chilli sauce and you have the perfect appetizer.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
4
PREP TIME
30 Minutes
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Asian
INGREDIENTS
    • 1 pound (450g) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
    • 1 cup (75g) Shredded coconut/coconut flakes
    • 1 egg
    • 100 ml Sparkling water or beer
    • 1 cup (125g) All-purpose flour, divided
    • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
    • 1 cup (90g) Panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 teaspoon Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
    • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
    • Chilli sauce for dipping
DIRECTIONS

1. Butterfly the shrimp: insert a knife about three-quarters of the way into the shrimp at the top. Cut a slit down the center of the shrimp's back to the tail. Open the flesh of the shrimp slightly. Season with salt and pepper, set aside.

2. In a large bowl place egg, sparkling water, 1/2 of the flour (65g), salt, garlic powder, chilli flakes and paprika. Whisk until smooth.

3. In a separate bowl, mix shredded coconut and breadcrumbs.

4. In a third bowl place 1/2 cup (65g) all-purpose flour.

5. Coat the shrimp with flour and shake off excess, then dip in the batter and coat with coconut mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

Place coated shrimp on a baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.

In a pan heat oil to 350F (175C). Fry shrimp in batches, about 2 minutes on each side, until golden. Transfer to a paper towel to drain.

COMMENTS (2)
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    Avi
    7/10/2019

    very good recipe, i made it.

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    The Cooking Foodie
    7/10/2019

    Glad you liked it :)

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