Coconut Shrimp
Coconut Shrimp
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Coconut Shrimp

Coconut shrimp is easy to make and takes two basic ingredients: coconut & shrimp. This coconut shrimp recipe yields the crispiest coconut shrimp ever!

Coconut shrimp is one of my favorite appetizers, especially the ones served at Red Lobster.

Recently, there is a new takeout place near my neighborhood that sells all sorts of popular items—Korean BBQ ribs, japchaetonkatsu, and coconut shrimp. I have fallen in love with its coconut shrimp and have been packing them for lunch, at least twice a week. The coconut shrimp is unlike others that I have tried before—the shrimp has a juicy sweet taste that bursts in my mouth and the coating is crispy, airy, without being greasy.

Coconut Shrimp

While I love going there for my coconut shrimp fix, it’s quite expensive as the $12 lunch box gets me only 4 shrimp. So, I decided to just make my own. I used tiger shrimp, which is ideal for coconut shrimp because of the texture, but I find the frozen tiger shrimp pretty tasteless sometimes. To sweeten up my coconut shrimp, I added some sugar into the beaten egg, which is for the dipping of the coconut shrimp before coating with the panko and coconut flakes. To make the coconut shrimp extra crispy, I dipped the shrimp into the beaten egg and the coating twice. The end result is an amazing serving of coconut shrimp—plump, juicy, crispy, with a tint of sweetness. I made spicy tartar sauce as the dipping sauce.

Coconut Shrimp

I asked my nanny to taste the goods, and she said that it’s the BEST coconut shrimp that she has ever tasted. She immediately asked for my coconut shrimp recipe. Try it yourself, coconut shrimp makes a great party food that is sure to please.

RECIPE HERE: Coconut Shrimp
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    • Kathy says:

      hi –

      im so happy with this recipe, thank you for sharing this. the first time i made this was a hit…but on the 2nd time around, i did a little tweak from the original recipe.

      i added 1/2 tsp of coconut powder to the egg mixture to make the taste of the coconut more powerful and it is incredibly delicious.

      thanks so much and more power to you! :)

  1. Joy says:

    I love coconut shrimp. I just too lazy to make the. They look great.

  2. Su-yin says:

    I love the look of this! Perfect snack, especially with a spicy tartare sauce. ;)

  3. Yummy!

    I love coconut crusted prawn! This recipe is very similiar to one I have but I love your addition of sugar, delicious!

    The dipping sauce is making my mouth water :)

  4. Indu says:

    Uh oh, this looks so good. I love shrimp.

  5. kankana says:

    Coconut shrimp looks delicious. That would be so perfect with cocktail and I am going to try that soon!

  6. This looks delicious! I won’t be able to stop eating once I start… love coconut flavor! I have to make this soon.

  7. Thanks for the informations. I am impressed by the quality of information you provide. Keep up the good work!

  8. Your shrimp look perfect and utterly divine! After the coconut and lemon cake i made yesterday, i have a bag of coconut left over so this could be the perfect use for it :) lovely recipe, thank you

  9. Kathryn says:

    YUM! Looks amazing and not too fatty, either! I’ve never actually tried coconut shrimp with tartar sauce- sounds good!

  10. mangosmooth13 says:

    this looks “nom nom nom”….I will definitely make this tomorrow :)
    I’m so glad that I discover ur website couple of months ago while searching how to make vietnamese crepe. I hope u will keep on posting and can’t wait till ur book comes in.

  11. Yup, deep fried stuff should be paired with spicy mayo-based condiments. Even wasabi mayo would do fine.
    Nice post, Bee.

  12. suealan says:

    I like both shrimp and coconut, what an excellent combination!
    This is very common dim-sum item in Canada, but they coat the scrimps with milk and flour before dipping in the tartar sauce. Will definately try your recipe.

  13. Karen Goh says:

    yummm…this looks delicious! My boyfriend and his family just went to the Lobster House in City Island (Bronx) and my boyfriend ordered coconut shimp which is one of his favorite dish. I am so glad I found this recipe on your website…I can’t wait to try this at home and make some for my boyfriend and his family. Thank You for posting this!

  14. Thomas says:

    Just made some and they turned out great. I pan fried them as I don’t have a deep fryer and turned after about a minuted. I also dredged the shrimp in corn starch first and then the egg followed by the Panko/Coconut… I skipped the sugar as I was using sweetened coconut flakes which I already had on hand. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Kristen says:

    This looks great! I usually use this coconut shrimp recipe but will give yours a try too!

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