This version of coconut shrimp is awesome because it is so simple and healthy. I found several Red Lobster copycat recipes for this and they all had a TON of sugar and alcohol added in. Things like powdered sugar, pina colada mix, rum, etc. This only has a little bit of honey in the sauce to sweeten. It comes together very quickly and has both coconut flour and shredded coconut for lots of good coconut flavor.
I would recommend using smaller shredded coconut rather than the large ribbon style shreds. I used Bob’s Red Mill shredded coconut and the smaller size makes it stick to the shrimp better as well as cook more evenly.
There is no need to go to a fancy restaurant for good shrimp, we have you covered. Enjoy this recipe in the comfort of your home without compromising the flavor.
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- 1 Egg
- 1 ½ tsp Arrowroot Starch
- ¾ tsp Real Salt
- 12 Jumbo shrimp (or 24 small shrimp, deveined, shells removed, and butterflied)
- 1 Cup Shredded, Unsweetened Dried Coconut
- 4 tsp Coconut Flour
- Oil (for frying)
- ¾ Cup Coconut Milk (canned)
- ¾ Cup Crushed Pineapple
- 2 Tbl Honey
- ¼ tsp Real Salt
- 2 tsp Arrowroot Starch
- 2 Tbl Coconut Milk (canned)
Beat the egg, arrowroot starch, and ¾ t. salt together in a small bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.
Add the shrimp to the egg mixture and toss to coat. Set aside.
In another small bowl, mix together the coconut flour and shredded coconut.
Heat about 1” of oil in a high sided frying pan to medium/high.
Working one shrimp at a time, shake off any excess egg mixture and bread in the shredded coconut mixture, pressing the coating into the shrimp until well coated. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes, turning as necessary. Drain on a paper towel.
Serve with dipping sauce.
Place the ¾ C. coconut milk, crushed pineapple, honey, and salt in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer.
Let simmer for about 5 minutes, or until thickened slightly.
Mix the arrowroot starch and 2 T. coconut milk together until smooth. Pour the mixture into the simmering sauce, whisking swiftly as you pour, until incorporated. Continue to whisk as mixture thickens.
When thickened, remove from heat and serve.
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