Coconut Fried Shrimp

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.

Yield: about 3 dozen
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 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
  • Orange-Lime Dip

Preparation

  1. Peel shrimp, leaving the tails intact; devein, if desired, and set shrimp aside.
  2. Combine biscuit mix, sugar, and beer, stirring until smooth; set mixture aside.
  3. Coat shrimp with flour; dip into beer mixture, allowing excess to drain. Gently roll coated shrimp in flaked coconut.
  4. 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.
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