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Spicy Coconut Shrimp

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 4 mins
Yield 24 pieces

Ingredients

  • 24 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Nutrition Information

  • calories 94
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 27 mg
  • sodium 157 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pat shrimp dry. In a large bowl, mix flour with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with Tabasco. In a third bowl, mix bread crumbs, coconut and red pepper. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.

  2. Pour enough oil to measure 1-inch deep in a large skillet. Warm over medium-high heat until a candy thermometer reads 370°F.

  3. Working with one at a time, roll shrimp in seasoned flour, then dip in egg mixture. Allow excess to drip off, then press shrimp into coconut mixture until completely coated. Transfer to lined baking sheet. Keep refrigerated until ready to cook.

  4. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, until golden brown, turning once or twice, 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot.

  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per piece.