Coconut Shrimp With Dipping Sauce

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by cookiedog

I watched Paula Deen make this with her son today. I love Coconut Shrimp so I can't wait to give this one a try.

Top Review by Janni402

Made this after seeing it on TV last week. They were delicious. Don't make the mistake I did, though, & make sure to dredge shrimp 1 at a time like the recipe says. I tried to do more than one at a time and the coating got all clumpy. I didn't have any orange marm on hand, so I used peach preserves & it worked fine. The sauce has a nice kick to it & would go good with many things. Thanks for posting, this one is a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dipping Sauce:.
  2. Add all dipping sauce ingredients to a pot on a low temperature. Heat for 10 minutes, making sure you stir ingredients every few minutes.
  3. In a large, heavy pot, heat 2-inches of the peanut oil to 325 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the water and whisk until smooth. Let the batter stand for 15 minutes.
  5. In a wide, shallow bowl, toss the coconut and bread crumbs together.
  6. Put the shrimp into the batter. Remove the shrimp, 1 at a time, and dredge in the coconut mixture, pressing to help the coconut adhere. Fry the shrimp in batches in the hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the shrimp to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve the shrimp with the dipping sauce.

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