These Coconut Shrimp are crisp, sweet, and cooked to golden perfection. In addition, we include a recipe for the perfect coconut shrimp sauce that requires just two ingredients!
Servings: 6 people
- ⅔ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1 ½ pound raw extra-large shrimp 21-25 per pound, peeled and deveined with tails attached
- 3 large eggs
- 4-6 Tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil
MANGO DIPPING SAUCE:
- 5 Tablespoons Thai chili sauce
- ½ cup mango chutney OR orange marmalade
- 3 cups white rice your favorite kind, cooked as per package instructions
- Lime wedges optional
You’ll need 3 medium bowls or pie plates.
Whisk together flour, salt, and black pepper in the first bowl.
In the second bowl, beat together the eggs.
In the third bowl, combine the coconut and Panko.
COAT SHRIMP AND CHILL:
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.
Place the shrimp in the flour, shaking off excess.
Then dip into the eggs, letting excess drip back into the bowl.
Then roll the shrimp in the coconut-Panko mixture as you press gently, so the mixture adheres.
Transfer the shrimp to the prepared baking sheet. Once all of the shrimp is coated, chill the shrimp for 20 minutes or up to 3 hours.
PREP OVEN AND PAN:
You’ll be frying the shrimp in batches, so you’ll need a warm oven to keep the shrimp in.
Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet.
Once the oil is simmering, add 7-8 shrimp to the pan, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
Turn the shrimp over and fry another 2-3 minutes or until deliciously golden brown.
Transfer the shrimp to the prepared pan with the wire rack and place it in the oven to keep warm.
Repeat with the remaining shrimp and fry in batches.
MAKE MANGO DIPPING SAUCE:
Serving: 4shrimp | Calories: 866kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 1374mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3mg