Fried Coconut Shrimp

Fried Coconut Shrimp


A crispy, crunchy fried shrimp appetizer with a sweet and savory dipping sauce.

Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails attached⠀
  • 2 large eggs⠀
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour⠀
  • ½ cup beer⠀
  • ½ tsp garlic powder⠀
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder⠀
  • Salt to taste⠀
  • ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut⠀
  • 1 cup panko⠀
  • Dipping Sauce:⠀
  • Orange marmalade⠀
  • Mango nectar⠀
  • Apple cider vinegar⠀
  • Red chili⠀


  • Butterfly the shrimp and keep the tails on. Season with salt and pepper.⠀
  • In a bowl, combine eggs, flour, beer, and seasonings. In another bowl, combine shredded coconut and panko.⠀
  • Heat oil to 350F. Dip shrimp in batter, shake off excess, and then coat in coconut crumbs. Fry several pieces at
  • a time, until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towel.⠀
  • Mix sauce ingredients together and serve on the side.⠀