Coconut Fried Shrimp w/ Horseradish-Marmalade Sauce

By MHardison79
March 26, 2011
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Serves: 3-4

Coconut Shrimp

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, split in 1/2 cup portions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper,
  • cracked black pepper, about 3 cranks of the pepper mill
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 7 ounces package shredded, sweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup panko, japanese-style bread crumbs
  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Oil for frying

Horseradish-Marmalade Sauce

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup flour, salt, baking powder, cayenne and black pepper. Add water, whisk until smooth. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, toss together coconut and panko.
  3. Pat dry shrimp. Add 1/2 cup flour to gallon storage bag. Toss shrimp in flour, then one by one, dredge shrimp in flour/water mixture and coat in panko/coconut mixture, may have to press to adhere to shrimp.
  4. Heat oil to 360 degrees, can use deep fryer or frying pan (I use cast iron) with 1" to 2" of oil. Place shrimp in fridge while oil is heating up. (This will give the coconut a chance to adhere to the shrimp)
  5. Fry, in batches, for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. For Sauce: Whisk together marmalade, horseradish, rice vinegar, and crushed red pepper. Microwave for 20 seconds (to soften marmalade), and whisk until well blended. Add more horseradish, if necessary, to taste. Do yourself a favor and double the sauce, you will be glad you did.

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