coconut shrimp

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 310.9
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.7 mg
  • Sodium: 215.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 13.6 g

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taste great with my pina colada dip taste great with my pina colada dip
Number of Servings: 4


    oil (for use in the fryer)
    16 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1 1/2 c flour
    2 tbsps splenda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 c milk (your choice)
    2 tbsps Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay coconut rum
    1 c panko Japanese breadcrumbs
    1/2 c shredded coconut


heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer or a large heavy skillet. measure 3/4 cup of flour into a medium bowl. in another medium bowl mix together the remaining 3/4 cup flour, splenda and salt. Stir milk and rum into flour mixture. Let this batter stand for five minutes. in the meantime, combine panko breadcrumbs and shredded coconut into a third bowl.

butterfly cut each peeled shrimp before you start the battering leaving the tail intact. dip each shrimp once in the flour, then the wet batter, then coat each shrimp with the panko/coconut mixture. place the shrimp on a plate until all of them are battered. fry shrimp by dropping one at a time into the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp are golden brown. only fry a few shrimp at a time. remove shrimp and let it drain using a paper towel if needed. serve shrimp with pina colada dipping sauce or shrimp cocktail sauce.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRETTYDOVE.

TAGS:  Fish | Spanish | Spanish Fish |

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  • Incredible!
    Amazing. Tasted so decadent! Definitely will be making this again. - 5/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    Oh how I loved these when I used to get them in Florida, there's no such creature here in Oregon. I was so happy to finfd this recipe, and even happier to just sit and eat the wonderful shrimp dish. Thank you for making my day! - 9/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    I love coconut shrimp when we eat out, but it is so high in fat and sodium, it has to be an occasional treat. I did not use the rum, but used 1 Tbsp each of rum and coconut flavoring. Everything else was as the recipe says. I am surprised low fat with the deep fry, but tasty and my family loved it - 9/11/08

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  • I have not made this yet but you gaurante I will be. I hope you don'g mind if I copy it into the low sodium category.It well still remain here as well and you willl be credited for both - 3/13/08

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