Camaron Frito - Belize Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from Posted for ZWT7.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb large shrimp, pealed & cleaned
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup milk
  • 34 cup flour
  • 14 teaspoon oregano, dried and crumbled
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. Cut each Shrimp along vein, lay out flat (Butterfly fashion).
  2. Beat egg, add milk, flour and all the seasoning until smooth. Dip each Shrimp in batter, coat with shredded coconut.
  3. Let stand for 30 minutes. Heat vegetable oil, deep fry shrimps in vegetable oil until brown.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper to remove excess oil, Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 ..OMG, so awesome. Coconut is not one of my favorite ingredients but I thought this would be a good combination with shrimp. The shrimp were slices of heaven! The oregano didn't add much to the dish. I am not sure if I would increase it. I didn't think the coconut was overpowering either. I put the shrimp in the frig for 25 minutes then took out five minutes before frying. I dipped the shrimp in some apricot preserves with some red chili flakes. Maybe a remoulade sauce might work as well. ZWT7 for Dracula and His Hot Bites.

Ck2plz June 27, 2011