"Shrimp that are dipped in a scrumptious batter, rolled in coconut, fried, then baked. The dipping sauce is the clincher: marmalade, honey, hot sauce and mustard!" — MARBALET
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1 1/2 pounds
large shrimp - peeled and deveined
ground white pepper
vegetable oil for frying
Dijon-style prepared mustard
hot pepper sauce
I am the kitchen master at one of the largest and most popular places in the Lansing/East Lansing area. We serve a house prepared version of coconut-shrimp that falls behind this recipe in preparation and taste. At home this will be the one I use from now on. Thank you for your submission Holly.
The shrimp was way over cooked. Will stick to my regular proceedure; one box of tempura mix, prepared as directed, dip shrimp in tempura batter, roll in coconut, coating well, drop into hot oil, (deep fryer on highest heat), also, do not put in the fryer basket, leave basket on the bottom of the fryer until shrimp is ready to remove, cook 4 minutes, drain on rack with paper towel under the rack, stays very crispy and shrimp is very tender. The hot oil will help keep the coconut on the shrimp. Dipping sauce was very good!
I love coconut shrimp and this recipe is absolutely wonderful. I tend to not use as much water so the batter is a bit thicker and I also mix in some flour with the coconut so it sticks better. As for the dipping sauce, I use pepper jelly and cut down on the mustard a bit. It is amazing.
SECRET TO COCONUT STICKING which I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned: You have to chill the shrimp for at least 30 min. as recommended in another coconut shrimp recipe on this site! after you take it out of fridge, use your fingers to mold/glue on the coconut to the shrimp after it's been in the fridge for at least 15 minutes (but put back in fridge so it can continue to meld together). Just press down on each shrimp that is covered with coconut & the batter that has had time to meld onto the coconut will catch any lose flakes. I do this each time and never have any problems. Coconut burns easily, so I only cook about a small batch at a time so I can monitor their progress and flip faster. Also have paper towels ready after you fry to soak up the excess oil! This was very good, but don't get the point in heating your oven up for 5 min when the frying has already finished them off.
Made this because my boyfriend loves coconut shrimp. We both thought it was as good as, if not better than the restaurants. I did have trouble with coconut not sticking...use thicker batter next time.
This is really good. Like mentioned by previous reviews, I made the batter thicker & added a little flour to the coconut for the shrimp coating. I also didn't bake the shrimp as it wasn't necessary. The dipping sauce is good too.
This was a wonderful recipe! The dip was to die for! I served this at a dinner party and everyone enjoyed. The dip was absolutely wonderful. One helpful hint: I put the coconut in a large freezer bag (with some flour) and shook up the shrimp in the bag. It made things a little less messy. Thanks for a great recipe and I will make this again!
My husband and I love these shrimp! Like other reviewers, I suggest using less water to create a thicker batter. I also cut down on the mess by putting the coconut in a bag, dropping the battered shrimp in, sealing the bag and shaking the shrimp around inside. I also found it was not necessary to bake the shrimp. The dipping sauce was PERFECT and would compliment chicken and pork as well.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Twice-Cooked Coconut Shrimp
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 602
** Calories from Fat: 254
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