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Easy, Crispy Coconut Shrimp

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Crunchy coconut shrimp make a crowd-pleasing appetizer that will keep your guests coming back for more.


  • 24 medium shrimp, fresh
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic & herb seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Preheat oil in a deep pan. Peel and devein the shrimp. Sprinkle shrimp evenly with seasoning blend and pepper.
  • Place flour, egg and coconut in three small separate bowls. Dip the shrimp first in egg, then in flour and back in egg. Roll in coconut to coat completely.
  • Drop coated shrimp in hot oil, taking care not to overcrowd pan. Fry until the shrimp is opaque and the coconut is lightly browned and crispy. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 564
  Calories from Fat 372 (66%)
(67%)Total Fat 44g
(174%)Saturated Fat 35g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(36%)Cholesterol 108mg
(4%)Sodium 93mg
(12%)Potassium 435mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
(41%)Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(31%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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