Fried Coconut Shrimp


Why go out for coconut shrimp when it's easy to make right at home?

Fried Coconut Shrimp


  • For the shrimp:
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup panko
  • For the dipping:
  • Orange marmalade
  • Mango nectar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Red chili


  • Butterfly the shrimp and keep the tails on. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl, combine eggs, flour, beer, and seasonings. In another bowl, combine shredded coconut and panko.
  • Heat oil to 350F. Dip shrimp in batter, shake off excess, and then coat in coconut crumbs. Fry several pieces at a time, until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towel.
  • Mix sauce ingredients together and serve on the side.