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Fast Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Fast Coconut Shrimp Recipe

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. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 shrimp with 2-1/2 teaspoons sauce equals 103 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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