5 from 5 votes
Crispy, Crunchy Coconut Shrimp
Coconut Shrimp
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Crunchy Shrimp

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut shrimp, shrimp, shrimp appetizer, shrimp entree recipes, shrimp recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 418 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Siracha sauce
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups canola oil
  1. Clean and peel shrimp, leaving tails intact.

  2. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, beer and siracha sauce.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix panko, coconut and salt.

  4. In a cast iron frying pan, preheat oil over medium high heat. You need approximately 1/2" of oil in your pan. Adjust amount of oil according to the size of your pan. 

  5. Working in small batches, dip shrimp into batter and then into panko mixture. Pat crumbs onto shrimp. Set coated shrimp on a plate.

  6. When the oil reaches 360 degrees, place shrimp in pan. Do not overcrowd pan. You may need to cook the shrimp in batches. 

  7. Cook each side for approximately 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.

  8. Remove cooked shrimp from oil and place on a baking rack to allow excess oil to drip. 

  9. Serve hot or at room temperature. 

Recipe Notes

Make certain temperature of oil returns to 360 degrees between batches. 

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 418 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 285mg95%
Sodium 1578mg69%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 195mg20%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.