Red Lobster Pina Colada Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Those Red Lobster commercials get me every time. Just can’t resist those visuals of endless shrimp, crab legs and lobster tails! Now I have said it before, that I’m not a huge seafood fan, but I do love shrimp. Cook this recipe for someone special, fix a nice cocktail, close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting on a sunny beach. Ahhhhh…summer will be here sooner than you think.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pina colada dipping sauce by combining all ingredients. Sour cream, pina colada mix, crushed pineapple and granulated sugar. Cover & chill.
  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer or a large heavy skillet.
  3. Measure 3/4 cup of flour into a medium bowl.
  4. In another medium bowl mix together the remaining 3/4 cup flour, sugar, and salt. Stir milk and rum into flour mixture. Let this batter stand for five minutes.
  5. In the meantime, combine panko breadcrumbs and shredded coconut into a third bowl.
  6. Butterfly cut each peeled shrimp before you start the battering- leaving the tail intact.
  7. Dip each shrimp once in the flour, then the wet batter, then coat each shrimp with the panko/coconut mixture. Place the shrimp on a plate until all of them are battered.
  8. Fry shrimp by dropping one at a time into the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp are golden brown. Only fry a few shrimp at a time. Remove shrimp to paper towels to drain.
  9. Serve shrimp with pina colada dipping sauce or shrimp cocktail sauce along with salsa.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recreation, of a delicious dish! I also loved the dipping sauce; the shrimp were yummy too! :) Now, this may be hard to believe, but I'm not a big coconut fan, although this is my fave way to eat fried shrimp! Sorry to say that RL will not be making near as much money off of me! Thanks for sharing, Brandess!

alligirl June 06, 2011

These are so good!! I have not had it at Red Lobster so could not compare, but doesn't matter if they taste the same, they are good to me! Made with some giant shrimps and when I butterflied them they looked HUGE and held a lot of coating. Made as written except the sauce. I didn't have crushed pineapple so I used fresh and mixed all the sauce ingredients in the blender. Made for 2011 Best of Cookbook tag.

AZPARZYCH February 14, 2012

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