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Coconut Shrimp Recipe

The best and crispiest coconut shrimp recipe with jumbo coconut shrimp that is better than Red Lobster. This easy recipe takes 20 mins and budget-friendly.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Coconut Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 391 kcal



  • 1 cup Japanese panko (preferred) or breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dessicated coconut flakes
  • 1/2 lb. jumbo shrimp or tiger prawn, peeled, deveined,tail on
  • 2 beaten eggs + 2 teaspoons sugar
  • oil for deep-frying

Spicy Tartar Sauce (Dipping Sauce):

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili sauce or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely minced onion
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • 1 squirt lemon juice


  1. Preheat the deep fryer to 350 Degree F.

  2. Mix the panko and coconut flakes in a shallow bowl. Set aside. Mix all the ingredients in the Spicy Tartar Sauce together. Stir to combine well. Set aside.

  3. Pat dry the shrimp with paper towels and dip each shrimp into the egg mixture, and immediately roll the shrimp with the panko and coconut flakes coating. Shake off the excess. Dip the shrimp into the egg mixture again, and immediately roll the shrimp with the panko mixture for second coating. Make sure the shrimp is well covered with the panko and coconut flakes. Place the shrimp on a plate lined with parchment paper. Repeat the steps for the remaining shrimp.

  4. Drop each shrimp gently into the oil. Deep fry until both sides turn golden brown. Transfer the shrimp out with a strainer and onto a plate lined with paper towels. Serve immediately with the Spicy Tartar Sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 449mg150%
Sodium 1223mg53%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 244mg24%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.