Paula Deen's Coconut Shrimp With Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Punky Julster

From the kitchen of Paula Deen.

Top Review by Seasoned Cook

Just Wonderful! Fried only 3 minutes and they were a golden brown and very tasty too! The sauce is a nice condiment to the shrimp and adds flavor. Prepared for the August 2008 Photo Forum Seafood Challenge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine coconut and bread crumbs and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumb mixture into 3 separate bowls.
  3. Dredge the shrimp in flour and shake off excess.
  4. Next, dip the shrimp thoroughly in the egg and rub against the side of the bowl to lightly remove excess.
  5. Finally, coat the shrimp thoroughly with the bread crumb mixture.
  6. Lay out the shrimp so they do not touch on a parchment-lined baking sheet or platter until ready to fry.
  7. In a large Dutch oven, heat several inches of oil to 350 degrees F.
  8. Fry the shrimp in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Be careful not to overcrowd shrimp in the oil while frying.
  9. Drain on paper towels.
  10. For the Dipping Sauce:
  11. Heat the marmalade in a small saucepan over low heat and thin with rum as desired.

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