Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried ShrimpRecipe
Photo: Tina Evans
Create a seafood dinner that will remind you of long walks on the beach. Fresh fish tossed in coconut get an extra special dressing with a drizzle of Orange-Lime Dip. Serve as an easy appetizer or as a tasty main dish.


about 3 dozen

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp
3/4 cup biscuit mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup beer
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
Vegetable oil


Peel shrimp, leaving the tails intact; devein, if desired, and set shrimp aside.

Combine biscuit mix, sugar, and beer, stirring until smooth; set mixture aside.

Coat shrimp with flour; dip into beer mixture, allowing excess to drain. Gently roll coated shrimp in flaked coconut.

Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 3 inches in a large saucepan; heat to 350°. Cook shrimp, a few at a time, 1 to 2 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels, and serve immediately with Orange-Lime Dip.