Crispy Coconut Shrimp Appetizer
Picture yourself on a tropical shore, a gentle breeze rustling the palm leaves, and the tantalizing aroma of Crispy Coconut Shrimp wafting through the air. This appetizer brings the essence of a beachside retreat to your dining table. With a perfect balance of crunchiness and succulence, this dish is a crowd-pleaser for any gathering.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Preheat your oil: In a deep skillet, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
- Prepare coating stations: In three separate bowls, place the flour with paprika, salt, and pepper in the first bowl; beaten eggs in the second bowl; and a mixture of shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs in the third bowl.
- Coat the shrimp: Dip each shrimp into the flour mixture, then the eggs, and finally, coat with the coconut-breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
- Fry the shrimp: Carefully place coated shrimp into the preheated oil and fry for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the coating turns golden brown and the shrimp are cooked through.
- Drain and serve: Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve the Crispy Coconut Shrimp warm with your favorite dipping sauce.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Crispy Coconut Shrimp Appetizer is a tropical delight that combines succulent shrimp with a crunchy coconut coating, perfect for gatherings or as a flavorful snack.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 240, Total Fat – 14g, Cholesterol – 120mg, Sodium – 380mg, Total Carbohydrates – 18g, Protein – 12g.
Picture yourself and your loved ones savoring each crispy bite of these Coconut Shrimp. The combination of the fresh shrimp and the sweet, toasted coconut is an explosion of flavors that transports you to a sunny paradise. Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée or simply treating yourself, this appetizer is a delightful way to capture the essence of coastal cuisine. So indulge in this tropical fantasy on a plate, and let the Crispy Coconut Shrimp Appetizer be the star of your culinary adventure.