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deep-fried coconut shrimp|chinasichuanfood.com
Fried coconut shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins

Deep-fried easy coconut shrimp

Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Coconut, shrimp
Servings: 2
Calories: 240 kcal
  • oil for deep frying
  • 12 shrimps , butterflied
  • 1/8 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/ cup breadcrumb
How to butterfly shrimp
  1. Peel and devein the shrimp, but keep the tail. Use a knife to cut the back and spilt the shrimp. Slightly flatten the meat gently.

Coating and Frying
  1. Marinate shrimp with salt, pepper and sugar. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, mix egg with coconut milk.

  3. Spread cornstarch, then mix breadcrumb and coconut well.

  4. Dip the shrimp in starch, egg and mixture of breadcrumb and coconut. Heat oil until hot. If you stick in one chopstick, fine bubble forms immediately (the temperature should be around 160 degree C). Place 5-6 shrimp in for each batch. Fry for 8-12 seconds or until golden brown. Transfer out and serve with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Fried coconut shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 557mg 23%
Potassium 136mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.