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


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raw jumbo shrimp, peeled
1/2 c
salt, to taste
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


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