Coconut Shrimp I

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
LINDAV10
Recipe by  LINDAV10

“These crispy shrimp are rolled in a coconut beer batter before frying. For dipping sauce, I use orange marmalade, mustard and horseradish mixed to taste.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. In medium bowl, combine egg, 1/2 cup flour, beer and baking powder. Place 1/4 cup flour and coconut in two separate bowls.
  2. Hold shrimp by tail, and dredge in flour, shaking off excess flour. Dip in egg/beer batter; allow excess to drip off. Roll shrimp in coconut, and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a deep-fryer.
  3. Fry shrimp in batches: cook, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Using tongs, remove shrimp to paper towels to drain. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

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1Husband_1Hound
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1Husband_1Hound

Very delicious! I chilled the batter and marmalade overnight and prepared the shrimp the next day. Even though I lost coconut in the oil, a lot was still on the shrimp. Chilling is the secret. For the reviewer who said it wasn't sweet enough, try adding 1/2c of the coconut to the batter, plus 2 T sugar and 1/2 t salt. The dipping sauce I used was 1/2 c orange marmalade, 2 t mustard, 1 t prepared horseradish, dash salt, and honey to taste. Yes, it's laborious, but worth the effort for a great recipe like this.

CURTISLEE
635

CURTISLEE

Yes indeed, this recipe really does taste like the Outback's. I followed the orange marmalade/horseradish sauce/mustard (I used Grey Poupon) recommendation for the dipping sauce and it was excellent. To speed solidification, I placed shrimp in the freezer for fifteen minutes instead of the refrigerator for thirty minutes. As many others have indicated, I pan fried the shrimp with exceptional results. The browing only took maybe two minutes per side. They looked beautifully golden brown and I lost very little coconut in the frying process. My wife rarely compliments my cooking - and she said these were GREAT!

CantHelpMyself
519

CantHelpMyself

GREAT! However, I did pulse the coconut lightly in a food processor (previously mentioned) and it did adhere to the battered shrimp better (good tip). Also, since I like things a tad more seasoned, I put some cayenne pepper,paprika,garlic&onion powder, dried thyme&oregano into the 3/4 C flour (before dividing) and tossed seasoning directly on shrimp prior to coating. Plus, the larger the shrimp, the less time this takes..but it's worth the trouble even if you use medium shrimp. I wouldn't go smaller than that. After dredging/coating shrimp, chill until set, or freeze for 10 to 15 minutes. I've made these, froze and stored for another day and they fried up just as good that way too. If you use large/jumbo shrimp you can hold these in oven at 300 to finish cooking so coconut doesn't burn (or to keep warm until all are done). I also used the marmalade dipping sauce recommended which was really good! The batter itself w/out coconut works for fried onion rings or mushrooms as well, although I rolled those in Panko crumbs vs coconut flakes. Saved this recipe!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 317 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs
  • 26.3 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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