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Good Ole Coconut Shrimp

Who doesn’t love Coconut Shrimp?  The coconut and shrimp flavours combine to give your  mouth a party.  I love trying different recipes when I am at restaurants of playing with a recipe on my own. 

This little recipe worked out well for me because it is very simple.  I don't believe in overkill with my food.  Try it out.  It should make your tummy happy and taste buds sing.  Just make sure you don't burn the shrimp because that detracts from the taste of the coconut.

The Shrimp…

  • 4 Egg whites    
  • 1 Cup corn starch
  • 2 Cups shredded coconut
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb Shrimp 25/30’s
  • Oil for frying

Whisk the egg whites in a bowl with a pinch of salt until light and fluffy.

In a shallow bowl or pie plate, season the cornstarch with salt and pepper.  In a second shallow bowl put the shredded coconut making sure to break up the clumps.

Working in small batches dust each shrimp with the seasoned corn starch.  Next dip the shrimp into the beaten egg whites, and finally coat the shrimp with shredded coconut. Place each shrimp on a lightly greased baking sheet making sure not to overlap the shrimp.

Heat the oil to 350, once the oil has reached the frying point fry the shrimp in small batches.  Turn the shrimp when the coconut has turned light brown, and remove the entire shrimp is golden. Drain the cooked shrimp on paper towel.

Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Spicy Dipping Sauce…

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar   
  • 6 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 Cloves garlic, thinly
  • 1 Jalapeno, thinly sliced

Combine the sugar and water and mix until the sugar dissolves.   Add remaining ingredients, set aside for 20 minutes to let the flavors combine.

Enjoy!


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If this recipe really makes your mouth water, why don’t you come for cooking classes in Antigua. Come for one class or a series of classes and you can even stay in our BnB.