Coconut Fried Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

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Coconut Fried Shrimp with Dipping Sauce Coconut Fried Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
peanut oil for frying
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup orange marmalade
2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 lb medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined





Dipping Sauce:

Add all dipping sauce ingredients to a pot on a low temperature. Heat for 10 minutes, making sure you stir ingredients every few minutes. In a large, heavy pot, heat 2-inches of the peanut oil to 325 degrees F.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the water and whisk until smooth. Let the batter stand for 15 minutes.

In a wide, shallow bowl, toss the coconut and bread crumbs together.

Put the shrimp into the batter. Remove the shrimp, 1 at a time, and dredge in the coconut mixture, pressing to help the coconut adhere. Fry the shrimp in batches in the hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the shrimp to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve the shrimp with the dipping sauce.

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Reader Comments:


The dipping sauce is the rice wine vinegar, marmalade and pepper flakes.

By Lacey on May 12, 2013


Which ingredients are for the dipping sauce? I assume the orange marmalade, what else?

By Adia on April 14, 2013


The ingredients for your dipping sauce are missing.

By Tj on April 29, 2012


I watched your Paula's Best Dishes Saturday and loved the Tilapia recipe. First time I have been on your web site and wanted to tell you how GREAT the sight is, found the recipe in minutes, plus lots of others I want to try! I will be back. Frankie Yarborough

By Frankie Yarborough on July 15, 2011


I reaaly like this..a lot! One thing I did wrong, my oil was to hot and the batter turned brown before the shrimp was done. Have to use meduim heat.

By Loretta on May 03, 2011


Dearest Paula-I just love your shows-But one thing you do bothers me very much on your programs-Licking your fingers and not washing your hands afterward-you continue with the stiring and mixing-please stop this !! love your shows very-very much- thanks

By julie villard on December 23, 2010


What is the recipe for the dipping sauce?

By Anonymous on September 18, 2010

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