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Updated on June 16, 2020
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HOW TO MAKE DELICIOUS COCONUT SHRIMP : Best coconut shrimp recipe

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT SHRIMP : Food Photo - Coconut shrimp frying.
HOW TO MAKE COCONUT SHRIMP : Food Photo - Coconut shrimp frying.

This Coconut Shrimp Recipe Is a Home Run


  • Coconut shrimp is so incredibly delicious— Coconut shrimp is one of my favorite dishes to make.
  • In this hub, I will discuss a seafood recipe for how to make the best fried coconut shrimp!
  • Shrimp is generally scrumptious and when you add coconut flavor to the shrimp, there is just more great taste to love in every bite of shrimp!
  • Do you like shrimp? If so, how do you like the shrimp to be prepared? Maybe it just depends on the occasion.
  • Many of us try to limit our intake of fried foods, but we must admit that some fried foods such as fried shrimp often taste wonderful.

COCONUT SHRIMP - is a dish is often served in Chinese restaurants, Thai restaurants, and restaurants that specialize in seafood such as Red Lobster restaurant, among others.

  • In my opinion, coconut fried shrimp is even better than plain fried shrimp.
  • Coconut shrimp is just oh, so good. Don’t just give me fried shrimp; give me fried coconut shrimp, please!

Are you interested in an easy recipe that would allow you to cook fried coconut shrimp at home? Well, you've come to the right place! I'm going to share my recipe for best coconut shrimp with you right here.

The coconut flavor is just a terrific pairing for shrimp.

  • For this delicious fried coconut shrimp recipe, you can use fully cooked, cold, and thawed jumbo shrimp that have been rinsed and drained in a colander.
  • Pat the large shrimp down with paper towels.

1. For this best coconut shrimp recipe, you will need:

  • eggs
  • flour
  • assorted spices (such as garlic and black pepper)
  • brown sugar
  • coconut flakes
  • shrimp

Not just fried shrimp, but fried coconut shrimp, please.

The coconut flavor is great for shrimp.

2. Instructions for best coconut shrimp recipe

I enjoy using some very tasty organic coconut flakes when I cook this coconut shrimp.

  1. Crack three raw eggs into a bowl and beat the eggs, then set aside the bowl with the eggs.
  2. Fill another bowl or small plastic container with 1 ½ cups of flour.
  3. You can add the assorted spices right into the flour. The assorted spices can include one teaspoon each of black pepper, oregano, garlic, salt and even some paprika. I often like foods to be spicy so I often use crushed pepper flakes as well. Personally, when I cooked this coconut shrimp dish most recently, I used a selection of assorted spices that I purchased at Aldi supermarket.
  4. Pour at least one cup of coconut flakes into a bowl as well.
  5. Additionally, you can add some brown sugar to the flour mixture and stir or add the brown sugar to the coconut flakes.
  6. You will be keeping the flour mixture and coconut flakes mixture separate in two bowls or you can even put the mixtures side by side, fitting in one larger bowl as illustrated in the photo.
  7. Piece by piece, place the shrimp in to the flour mixture to coat, then dip each piece into the egg. Dip the pieces into the flour again and lastly, dip them into the coconut flakes.
  8. Once the shrimp is layered with all this, it can be placed to fry in cooking oil on medium heat. You can use just a shallow amount of oil. The shrimp does not have to be deep fried.
  9. Flip the coconut shrimp over often with a spatula or spoon to avoid scorching. As the jumbo shrimp are already cooked, they will not need much time at all for frying. You will just want the frying batter to develop that appealing golden-brown color.

The coconut shrimp will look beautiful, enticing, and appetizing. The coconut shrimp will be a very tasty appetizer or meal to present on your table.

Your family or guests will tremendously enjoy this enticing dish of coconut shrimp. You can eat the fried coconut shrimp as is, bursting with flavor, or you can add lemon wedges to the coconut shrimp.

A little squeeze of lemon on each piece of coconut shrimp will add a tartness that is complementary and tasty. You can also add cocktail sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or other types of sauces that you might prefer to have with the coconut shrimp.

This has been my best method of cooking fried jumbo coconut shrimp that cooks up crispy and delicious every time!

Coconut shrimp that cooks up crispy and delicious.

Coconut Shrimp Recipe Prep

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gathering the ingredients for best coconut shrimp recipe
gathering the ingredients for best coconut shrimp recipe
gathering the ingredients for best coconut shrimp recipe

How to Make Coconut Shrimp

FOR PREPARING COCONUT SHRIMP: fully cooked, cold, thawed jumbo shrimp
FOR PREPARING COCONUT SHRIMP: fully cooked, cold, thawed jumbo shrimp

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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      8 months ago from USA

      Hi peachy,

      Thanks for your comment!

    • peachpurple profile image


      9 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh I super love shrimps ! Thanks for sharing

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      13 months ago from USA

      Hi Chitrangada,

      Thanks so much for your nice comment on this shrimp recipe hub! I hope that you get to try coconut shrimp soon. It is so tasty!

      - Nyesha

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      13 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds delicious indeed. I like shrimp but haven’t tried it with coconut. The combination of ingredients looks interesting and worth trying.

      Thanks for sharing the recipe and detailed instructions.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      13 months ago from USA

      Hi PDGreenwell,

      Thanks so much!

    • esatchel profile image


      13 months ago from Kentucky

      This looks delicious! Coconut shrimp has always been a favorite!

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      23 months ago from USA

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks so much!

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      23 months ago from Minnesota

      Nummy recipe-bring it on. I love shrimp & love this recipe.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      3 years ago from USA

      Dr Kulsum Mehmood,

      I really appreciate your comment on this coconut shrimp recipe. Thanks a lot! I'm glad that you think that the shrimp looks yummy.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      3 years ago from USA

      Hi Elayne,

      Thanks so much for posting your kind comment about this coconut shrimp recipe.

    • Kulsum Mehmood profile image

      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Very yummy looking dish. Will definitely try out this appetising recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • elayne001 profile image


      3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thanks for the great recipe. I love coconut shrimp. Only have it once in a while, but it is a real treat!


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