Monday, April 16, 2012

Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Tartar Sauce

I and my husband fallen in love with coconut shrimp when we first had it in Hawaii during our vacation. From many days I was just planning to make this yummy appetizer in home but could not make, finally yesterday I got a chance to prepare this crispy, juicy, wonderful coconut shrimp. The final result of this dish was awesome my husband liked the dish the most and he said that it was the finest he has ever tasted.

To prepare this dish I Used Tiger Shrimp, which is perfect for coconut shrimp, usually the Tiger Shrimp that we get in US are less tasteful so to sweeten the shrimp I added sugar to the beaten egg, which is used for dipping the shrimp and coat it well with bread crumbs and coconut flakes mixture.

I prepared tartar sauce for dipping these coconut shrimps with little desi touch and this sauce was perfect for this appetizer. Coconut Shrimp makes a great party appetizer/snack that is sure to please.


Coconut Shrimp

Tiger Shrimp – 12-15 no
Bread Crumbs – ½ cup
Unsweetened Coconut flakes – 3-4 tsp
Egg -1 no
Sugar – ¼ tsp
Salt – 1 pinch
Oil for deep frying

Spicy Tartar Sauce

Mayonnaise – ½ cup
Spicy Garlic Chilli Sauce – ½ cup
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp


Coconut Shrimp 
  • Wash shrimp and dry on paper towels.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of salt on both sides of each shrimp.
  • Take a bowl and mix breadcrumbs and coconut flakes and keep aside
  • Prepare egg mixture in a bowl by beating egg well and add sugar to it mix well and keep it aside.
  • Now dip each shrimp into the egg mixture and immediately roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs/coconut flakes.
  • Coat generously.
  • Lightly shake off the excess and touch up open spots if any on shrimp by the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry shrimp by dropping each gently into the oil.
  • Fry until both sides turn golden
  • Transfer the fried shrimp onto paper towels.
  • Serve with Sauce

Spicy Tartar Sauce 
  • To prepare this sauce combine all the ingredients together mention under sauce section.
  • Stir and mix well
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  1. Would love to try it!!!!

  2. Coconut shrimp...It sounds different but looks yummy....

  3. Only yesterday I read that Shrimp is a good brain and memory booster! I don't eat it but looks like a grand preparation :)

  4. Wow perfectly cooked prawns... Just like restaurant style..

  5. lovely!.can imagine the taste.......must be really really good.

  6. wow awesome dear...mouth watering! luv it! ver nice clicks too!

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  7. wow, super delicious and tempting shrimp...:)

  8. That looks absolute gourmet!!

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  9. Fabulous dear...So tempting.

  10. Looks tasty :)

  11. it looks so darned good !
    thank you very much for sharing..:)
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  12. Mu hubby is crazy about these crispy shrimps ...Your pics are gorgeous

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  13. Mouthwatering dish...I simply love prawns.

  14. wow wonderful appetizer .......

  15. Omg, just drooling here..ur clicks are just killing me..

  16. this is in my list 2 do...vl sure try this.luks just awesum.

  17. Yummy and crispy prawns...Nice Click.

  18. yummy crispy prawn.awesome click.Mouthwatering

  19. This looks fabulous

  20. Wow wow wow. Looks so delicious.. Loved the dip

  21. I fell for the dip and equally for the shrimps...hmmmm too tempting!

  22. awww what a drooling over here.

  23. delicious and tempting shrimps..

  24. yummy recipe looks totally delicious, will sure try this... first time here and happy to follow you. Do visit me


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