Coconut Cardamom Shrimp

By • January 31, 2011 10 Comments

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Author Notes: I have always liked the general idea of coconut shrimp, but have never liked the recipes that were over battered and very sweet. So, this recipe uses unsweetened shredded coconut. Sugar is added so that there is control over the amount of sweetness added. The simple panko and coconut is all that is used to coat the batter. The final sprinkle of green cardamom adds a unique and delicious spice to the shrimp.dymnyno

Serves 2

  • 1 pound raw jumbo shrimp
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • flour(I use wondra)
  • 2 egg whites, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon green cardamom, finely ground, or commercially bottled
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  1. Remove the shells from the shrimp, leaving the tails.
  2. Whisk 2 egg whites in a small bowl.
  3. Pulse the panko and shredded coconut until it is the consistency of cornmeal. Add the sugar and mix.
  4. Dust the shrimp with the flour /Wondra. Dip the shrimp in the egg white, shake off the excess and then dredge in the panko and coconut mixture.
  5. In a deep pot heat about 4 inches of vegetable oil until hot enough to deep fry the shrimp.
  6. Deep fry the shrimp until they turn golden in color. This will only take a few minutes. Don't crown the pot. If the oil starts to boil up, turn down the heat accordingly.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cardamom and finish with a touch of sea salt.

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over 4 years ago cheese1227

I love the picture. So very fun.


over 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

I love this Mary!! I particularly like that you used unsweetened coconut and then added how much you wanted. Great approach! And cardamom with the coconut sounds like a great combo.


over 4 years ago nannydeb

That looks and sounds fabulous!


over 4 years ago TasteFood

Bravo, Mary. This sounds great!


over 4 years ago Lizthechef

You are at the top of your game here, Mare - terrific!


over 4 years ago dymnyno

thanks, Liz.


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

OH MY GOSH! This sounds amazing. I love coconut shrimp, and the addition of cardamom is inspired.


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I bet this is great.


over 4 years ago dymnyno

I ate all the models after I took the picture!


over 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'd have done the same thing!