Cast Iron

Coconut Fried Shrimp w/ Horseradish-Marmalade Sauce

March 26, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 3-4
What You'll Need
  • 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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  • hardlikearmour
  • MHardison79
  • kimmy
  • putaneggonit

4 Reviews

kimmy February 10, 2017
Can I bake these rather than fry?
putaneggonit June 18, 2012
Amazing. Making this a second time this evening (this time as a special dinner for my folks!) - a delicious dish! Serving it with an arugula and watermelon salad.
hardlikearmour March 26, 2011
I ? coconut shrimp! This sounds incredible.
MHardison79 March 28, 2011
Thanks, its my favorite way to prepare and eat shrimp, without question. I was 'forced' to make this last night so that I could take pictures to post with the recipe...Its a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.