COCONUT SHRIMP

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This is one of my favorite ways to cook shrimp. Not only is it ridiculously simple to make but it’s a real treat. The sweetened coconut forms a crispy, crunch crust on the outside while the shrimp stays juicy and succulent on the inside. Coconut Shrimp-1-7This is often served with a spicy dip but I just love it by itself. Enjoy!

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Coconut Shrimp

1 lb large shrimp
Juice of ½ lime
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 egg, beaten
½ cup flour
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
Oil for frying
Place shrimp in bowl with the juice of ½ of lime and allow to sit for just a minute; rinse. Next add salt and pepper to shrimp and mix well. Set up 3 shallow bowls; one with the flour, one with the beaten egg and in the last bowl mix the panko bread crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes together. Toss shrimp in flour to coat; shake off the excess flour. Next dip the shrimp in the egg then dip it in breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to ensure it sticks; shake off excess. Repeat until all the shrimp is coated.

In a heavy bottom frying pan over medium fire, add enough oil so it’s approximately 1 inch deep. How much oil you use will depend on the size of your skillet. When the oil is hot add shrimp and fry until the edges are golden brown(about 2-3 minutes), then flip and fry for an additional minute. The shrimp will cook quickly so do not step away. Using a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towel. Repeat until all of the shrimp is cooked. This is best served warm.

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5 Comments

  1. February 9, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Gosh these look so fantastic! I love how golden brown and crunchy they are!

  2. Lea
    February 10, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Please send me more recipe…

  3. Natasha
    April 20, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Jehan, you and your recipes have turned me into the best cook. My man loves all my dishes. Thank you. You are my little secret to him, but I give you all the credit to others. Thank you

  4. Bonnie Gray
    September 15, 2015 / 12:11 am

    I need some Caribbean Appetizer recipes, for an Around the World Party this weekend.

    Thanks

    Bonnie

  5. JehanP
    September 15, 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Bonnie please my recipe page under appetizer.