Coconut Battered Shrimp

Mr James Cawthon

By
@MrJames5519

My mother made this when I was a kid.


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Serves:

08

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Deep Fry

Ingredients

02 large
eggs
1 1/3 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
beer
1 tsp
baking powder
2 lb
medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, leave tails on
3 c
grated coconut

SEASONING MIX

1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
salt
2 1/4 tsp
sweet paprika
1 1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp
onion powder
3/4 tsp
dried thyme
3/4 tsp
dried oregano
1 c
vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make seasoning mix, thoroughly combine the ingredients for the seasoning mix in a small bowl and set aside.
2
Mix 1 1/4 C. of the flour, 2 tsp. of the seasoning mix, baking powder, eggs, and beer together in a bowl, breaking up all lumps until it is smooth. Combine the remaining flour with 1 1/2 tsp. of the seasoning mix and set aside.
3
Place the coconut in a separate bowl. Sprinkle both sides of the shrimps with the remaining seasoning mix. Then hold shrimp by the tail, dredge in the flour mixture, shake off excess, dip each in batter and allow excess to drip off. Coat each shrimp with the coconut and place the shrimp on a baking sheet.
4
Heat deep fryer to 350 degrees. Drop each shrimp into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side. Do not crowd the fryer! Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: African