Coconut Shrimp Recipe

It's hard to imagine anything more appetizing than crispy fried shrimp in a coconut beer batter. This Coconut shrimp recipe is one appetizer that everyone (even beer non-lovers) will love!

coconut shrimp serving suggestion

You can also use white wine instead of beer for a different flavor. Serve these coconut shrimp with tangy-sweet sauce.

Preparation time: 10 Min.

Cooking time: 20 Min.

Servings: 2-4

Coconut Shrimp Recipe Ingredients

1 egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour 120 ml
2/3 cup beer 160 ml
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 7.5 ml
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 60 ml
1/2 cup cornstarch 120 ml
2 cups  grated coconut 480 ml
24 shrimp
3 cups  oil for frying 680 ml

Sauce Ingredients

1/2 cup orange marmalade 120ml
1/4 cup Dijon mustard 60ml
1/4 cup honey 60ml
3 drops Tabasco sauce  

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Recipe Preparation

  1. Combine all the ingredients - egg, 1/4 cup flour, cornstarch, beer and baking powder - in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Take another bowl and place coconut in it. In another bowl place the remaining flour.
  3. Taking one shrimp at a time by its tail drag it in flour and shake off the excess. Dip the shrimp in the egg batter and drip off excess batter.
  4. Next, roll this shrimp in coconut flakes and place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Store in fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. While the shrimp cool, heat oil in a deep fryer at 350º F (120º C.).
  6. Remove shrimp from fridge and fry them in batches. Allow to cook for not more than 2-3 minutes and turn once to fry evenly. Allow to turn golden brown, remove on paper towel to drain oil.
  7. Mix the marmalade, Dijon mustard, honey and Tabasco sauce to prepare the dipping sauce.
  8. Serve warm shrimp with the tangy dipping sauce.

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