Coconut Shrimp With Dipping Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Janni402 February 24, 2008

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