Shrimp Ono Nui

Shrimp Ono Nui Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This Hawaiian-style shrimp dish came from the Safari Steakhouse restaurant in the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu. The shrimp are heavily coated with shredded coconut before being deep-fried and served with a pineapple cocktail sauce. Ono nui means "very good" in Hawaiian and this dish definitely lives up to its name. From Best Recipes from the Los Angeles Times.


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15 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


  • 24
    raw jumbo shrimp, peeled
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded coconut
  • ·
    oil, for deep frying
  • 1 c
    cocktail sauce, purchased
  • 1/4 c
    crushed pineapple

How to Make Shrimp Ono Nui


  1. Roll the shrimp in flour seasoned with salt, then dip in the beaten egg.
  2. Roll the shrimp in the coconut, covering thoroughly.
  3. Deep-fry the shrimp in oil heated to about 350 degrees until browned and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Mix the cocktail sauce with the crushed pineapple.
  6. Serve the shrimp with the sauce on the side.

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About Shrimp Ono Nui

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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