Coconut Shrimp

We love shrimp! I mean love it!  If my husband had his way he could spend the entire night just munching on Cocktail shirmp!  So I am always looking for a fun way to liven up our shrimp dinners.  We’ve done shrimp and pasta (one of my favorites), grilled shrimp and just about anything else you can think of!

One of our favorite ways to eat shrimp if fried.  I mean come on!  Who doesn’t love just about anything fried!?

This week I added a little twist to our fried shrimp and made a yummy Coconut Shrimp!

Coconut Shrimp

If you have ever fried anything you can make these shrimp with just a few simple ingredients.


1lb of 16 count or higher shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails on)

1 Cup All purpose Flour

1 Egg beaten w/ 1Tablespoon of water

3 Cups Shredded Coconut

Salt and Pepper

Oil for Frying

How To:

Be sure to start with clean and dry shrimp.  In three shallow bowls put your flour, egg mixture and coconut to create a dredging station.

Sprinkle your shrimp with salt and pepper then dip in the flour to coat evenly.  Be sure to knock off any extra flour.  Next move to the egg mixture and then to the coconut.  You may need to use your hands to press the coconut to the shrimp.

In a large frying pan heat about 1/2 inch of oil to 350 degrees.  If you don’t have a thermometer you can do the water test.  Splash a few drops of water into the oil (careful it will splatter).  If it sizzles away you oil is hot enough.

Add your shrimp to the oil being careful not to over crowd the pan and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are golden brown.

Serve as is, or with your favorite dipping sauce.

We made a super yummy Pineapple dipping sauce to go with our shrimp!  Check it out here!


  1. this looks delicious

  2. Valarie Gentry says:

    This sounds really good and easy to make! My daughter (8) LOVES shrimp!

  3. I don’t eat seafood at all, but I do cook it for my family. This is a good recipe for me to try. I am going to print this one and add it to my ‘get all ingredients’ box. That means I will get everything on hand so I can cook it for a week night meal!
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  4. OMG I am just like your husband i could eat shrimp everyday I will try the recipe sound good

  5. Anne Taylor

    We call shrimp this size prawns up here! I could eat them every day for every meal lol Living on an island we get the fresh year round!

    This recipe looks so good! We’ll definitely be trying it soon!


  6. Dana West says:

    I love shrimp! This looks fairly simple and really good!

  7. Priscilla Benavides

    I love coconut shrimp but have never tasted it made from scratch, so finding this recipe was wonderful and I can’t wait to share it with my husband so he can start gathering the ingredients and start cooking!

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