Red Lobster Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp

Recipe by Dropbear




  • Prepare pina colada dipping sauce first by combining all the ingredients.
  • Cover this and let it chill out in the fridge while you make the shrimp.
  • Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Measure 3/4 cup of flour into a medium bowl.
  • 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.
  • While the batter rests, combine panko breadcrumbs and shredded coconut into a third medium bowl.
  • Butterfly cut each shrimp before you start the battering: Use a sharp knife to slice through the top of the shrimp (where the vein was) so that you can spread the shrimp open.
  • Leave the tail intact.
  • To batter the shrimp, dip each one in the flour, then the wet batter, then coat each shrimp with the panko/coconut mixture.
  • Arrange the shrimp on a plate until all of them are battered.
  • Fry the shrimp by dropping six at a time into the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp are golden brown.
  • Remove shrimp to a rack or paper towels to drain.
  • Serve shrimp with pina colada dipping sauce on the side, along with a small dish or your favorite salsa.