Peel shrimp, leaving tails on. Butterfly shrimp by making a deep slit down the back of each from the large end to the tail, cutting to, but not through, inside curve of shrimp.
Stir together coconut milk, cilantro, and lime juice in a large bowl. Add shrimp, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Drain shrimp from mixture (do not pat dry).
Whisk together flour and beer in a small bowl. Combine coconut and breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Dip shrimp into beer batter; dredge in coconut mixture, pressing onto shrimp. Place shrimp on a baking sheet; freeze 20 minutes.
Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven, and heat to 350°. Cook shrimp, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle lightly with salt. Serve immediately with Maui Mustard Sauce.
Delicious and easy! I used 1 lb. of jumbo shrimp and after breading baked until the coconut toasted on each side - about 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Made the Maui Mustard Sauce with peach and apricot preserves and a mixture of dijon and whole grain mustard with garlic. Yummy!
OMG is right! This shrimp is delicious. My family and I could not stop eating it. If you want to impress someone special cook this shrimp, it will be worth it! I accompanied the shrimp with a lemon-cilantro white rice and an organic lettuce salad with dry cranberries, toasted almonds and a splash of commercial champagne dressing.
I had the same issue as others as I could not get the batter to stick to the shrimp. After all the prep, it turned into a big disappointment and a mess. The Maui sauce though (there is a link now) was really tasty and I hope I can use it for other recipes. I will not be making this again.
Not sure what went wrong but the batter did not stay on the shrimp at all. We put in freeze per recipe. Unless someone has the solution I won't be making this again. Was really looking for something like the picture. Not even close. Maybe baking would have worked better. I always have good luck with recipes so this was a surprise.
Very good! I had to improvise on the beer, I didn't have any. I used apple cider vinegar and baking soda mixed together. It turned out really well! I believe the 20 minutes in the freezer is essential, otherwise the coating falls of in the oil. I will definitely be making this again. Oh, I made my sauce using orange marmalade, stone ground mustard and a small amount of prepared horseradish mixed together and chilled. It was great!
This recipe does not link to the Maui Mustard Sauce, but you can search the website for the sauce recipe. It's just 1/3 c. of pineapple preserves, 1/3 c. of apricot preserves and 1/4 c. of stone-ground mustard. Stir together, cover and chill.
OMG!! the shrimp are so DELICIOUS!! you don't even need any dipping sauce! I made this as an entree with rice and steamed broccoli. I followed the shrimp recipe exactly (well, I used 27 shrimp and homemade breadcrumbs ~ doubling the breadcrumbs but not the coconut). I didn't prepare the Maui Mustard Sauce as given since nobody else in the household would eat it, so I simply mixed some fig preserves with a bit of stone ground mustard for me (really good on the broccoli). I made orange sauce from everyone else.
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