Best Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Updated on February 9, 2018
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This Recipe Is a Home Run

Coconut shrimp is so incredibly delicious, in my opinion. Do you like shrimp? If so, do you prefer to have it fried or boiled? Maybe it just depends on the occasion. Many of us try to limit our intake of fried foods, but we must admit that we often like their taste. Fried shrimp is no different. Fried shrimp is a delicious dish that is often served in Chinese restaurants, Thai restaurants, restaurants that specialize in seafood such as Red Lobster, and many, many more. In my opinion, coconut fried shrimp is even better than plain fried shrimp. Coconut shrimp is just oh, so good.

Fried shrimp is also a dish that many people like to cook for themselves as home. Are you interested in trying to easily cook some at home? Where can you find one of the best, easiest and most convenient recipes for fried coconut shrimp? Right here! This dish is one of my favorite things to eat. Don’t just give me fried shrimp. Give me fried coconut shrimp, please. The coconut flavor is just a terrific pairing for this shellfish. For this recipe, you can use fully cooked, cold, and thawed jumbo shrimp that have been rinsed and drained in a colander. Pat the large shrimp down with paper towels.

You will need:

  • eggs
  • flour
  • assorted spices (such as garlic and black pepper)
  • brown sugar
  • coconut flakes
  • shrimp

Cooking Instructions for Best Coconut Shrimp

I enjoy using some very tasty organic coconut flakes when I cook this.

  1. Crack three raw eggs into a bowl and beat the eggs, then set aside the bowl with the eggs. Fill another bowl or small plastic container with 1 ½ cups of flour. You can add the assorted spices right into the flour. The assorted spices can include one teaspoon each of black pepper, oregano, garlic, salt and even some paprika. I often like foods to be spicy so I often use crushed pepper flakes as well. Personally, when I cooked this dish most recently, I used a selection of assorted spices that I purchased at Aldi supermarket.
  2. Pour at least one cup of coconut flakes into a bowl as well. Additionally, you can add some brown sugar to the flour mixture and stir or add the brown sugar to the coconut flakes. You will be keeping the flour mixture and coconut flakes mixture separate in two bowls or you can even put the mixtures side by side, fitting in one larger bowl as illustrated in the photo.
  3. Piece by piece, place the shellfish in to the flour mixture to coat, then dip each piece into the egg. Dip the pieces into the flour again and lastly, dip the them into the coconut flakes. Once the shrimp is layered with all this, it can be placed to fry in cooking oil on medium heat. You can use just a shallow amount of oil. The shrimp does not have to be deep fried. Flip them over often with a spatula or spoon to avoid scorching. As the jumbo shrimp are already cooked, they will not need much time at all for frying. You will just want the frying batter to develop that appealing golden-brown color.

The shrimp will look beautiful, enticing, appetizing. They will be a very tasty appetizer or meal to present on your table. Your family or guests will tremendously enjoy this enticing dish. You can eat the fried coconut shrimp as is, bursting with flavor, or you can add lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or other types of sauces that you might prefer.

This has been my best method of cooking fried jumbo coconut shrimp that cooks up crispy and delicious every time.

Prepping for coconut shrimp

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    • Journey * profile image

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 months ago from USA

      Dr Kulsum Mehmood,

      I really appreciate your comment on this coconut shrimp recipe. Thanks a lot! I'm glad that you think that the shrimp looks yummy.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 4 months ago from USA

      Hi Elayne,

      Thanks so much for posting your kind comment about this coconut shrimp recipe.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 4 months ago from Nagpur, India

      Very yummy looking dish. Will definitely try out this appetising recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Elayne 4 months ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thanks for the great recipe. I love coconut shrimp. Only have it once in a while, but it is a real treat!