How to Make Coconut Shrimp

How to Make Coconut Shrimp

Learning how to make coconut shrimp is easy once you get the hang of it. In fact, it's almost surprising how such a delicious dish can be so simple. All you have to do is coat shrimp in a special batter, then fry them in the oil of your choice. You can have dinner on the table in less than half an hour!

Coconut Shrimp Ingredients

All you need to make the best coconut shrimp you've ever had is the following:

  • Egg whites
  • Cornstarch
  • Seasoning, such as curry or Caribbean jerk rub
  • Sweetened flaked coconut
  • Japanese panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Large raw shrimp

Recipes will vary, so make sure you follow the directions listed by the one you're using. Once you've got all of your ingredients in order, you can start mixing.

The Coconut Coating

When learning how to make coconut shrimp, make sure that you use sweetened, shredded coconut for best results. The flavor will be much more pronounced and your dish will be sure to impress whoever is lucky enough to get a bite!

Prepping Your Shrimp

When preparing your shrimp for dipping and frying, be sure to remove all of the legs, shell and inner digestive vein, but leave the tail! One of the best parts of coconut shrimp is being able to use the tail as a handle when you eat.

Frying the Shrimp

Once your shrimp are coated and ready to go, it's time to fry them in a pan of oil. Make sure your oil is hot - and this is not a time to be careless. Hot oil can be very dangerous, and you want to be careful not to burn yourself.

Getting it Crispy

When frying your shrimp, you want to make sure that you leave them in the oil long enough to get a golden-brown coating, but not long enough to overcook the shrimp. A good minute or two should be all you need.

More Details

The Finished Product

This little shrimp is exactly what yours should look like when they are done. Your shrimp should be crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a slight golden color to indicate that it's got a bit of crunch.

If you like seafood, then you're sure to love learning how to make coconut shrimp.

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How to Make Coconut Shrimp