Fast Coconut Shrimp Recipe
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Fast Coconut Shrimp Recipe

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Tender shrimp are nicely coated with crumbs and coconut in this elegant appetizer. The rum and marmalade sauce on the side is a tasty complement.—Elaine Bonica, Bethel, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup rum

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and water. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and coconut. Dip shrimp into egg mixture, then roll in crumb mixture.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring orange marmalade and rum to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve with shrimp. Yield: 2 dozen (1-1/3 cups sauce).
Originally published as Coconut Shrimp in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p30

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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sweet baby J User ID: 5630802 161637
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"i wish i wouldve known this before the horrific night i had at the resturaunt trying to make it a different way.this recipe makes sence."

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