Thursday, September 1, 2011

Coconut shrimp.

Jesse bought a big pack full of jumbo shrimp and I realized that I had never cooked shrimp before. Which is so so weird because I love shrimp so much but I guess I've always left it up to mommy to make. When he told me he wanted coconut shrimp, I was terrified! Coconut really isn't my thing, and it seemed like it would be too difficult for me to pull off. But being the good wife that I am (wink wink) I was on the hunt for a great recipe. I started off at my favorite site for food inspiration, Simply Recipes and I found the perfect recipe that was actually a guest post from another one of my favorite food blogs, Steamy Kitchen.

Super excited about trying something so new to me, I jumped in and did my bestest. I had a little nibble and I must say it wasn't too bad, actually, it was pretty darn delicious. If your a shrimp lover, I suggest you try it out.


  • 1 pound tail-on shrimp, shelled but leave tail on
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk (or regular milk)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Japanese panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • Oil, for frying
 1. Set three shallow bowls side by side. Place flour in the first bowl; whisk the egg and coconut milk in the second; and combine the panko and coconut flakes in the third. 2.Heat 2 inches of oil in a sauté pan over moderate heat until thermometer registers 350°F.
3. As the oil is heating, bread the shrimp by dipping the shrimp on both sides in the flour and shaking excess off. Next dip in the egg/coconut milk mixture and then in the panko/coconut flakes, patting to ensure the coating sticks well.
4. Fry the shrimp in small batches for 2-3 minutes until golden brown on both sides.

This recipe is completely adopted from Simply Recipes, the original version is here


  1. thanks for sharing this love coconut shrimp when we go out to eat and now can make it at home as well thanks come see me at

  2. I've never tried to cook shrimp either. This looks pretty tasty though. I should give it a try.

  3. Lots of shrimp recipe this week! Looks great! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays!

  4. That looks so yummy! I want to try it!

  5. My favorite thing to do is try out new recipes but life doesn't always allow. This looks really delish xx