Fast Coconut Shrimp
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 TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
Makes2 dozen (1-1/3 cups sauce)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
- 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 1 jar (12 ounces) orange marmalade
- 1/4 cup rum
- 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.
- In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Fry shrimp, a few at a time, until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side . Drain on paper towels.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring orange marmalade and rum to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve with shrimp.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
Originally published as Coconut Shrimp in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2008
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