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
Ingredients
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
Batter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Siracha sauce
  • 3/4 cup beer
Coating
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups canola oil
Instructions
  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*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 285mg 95%
Sodium 1578mg 66%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 19.5%
Iron 23.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.