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Coconut shrimp with orange marmalade dipping sauce
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Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce

For some time, Susan has been suggesting that I make Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce. This is a time of the year when fresh bay shrimp are abundant along the Gulf Coast. The local bay shrimp are my absolute favorite! Therefore, I thought that they would be perfect in this dish, and they were!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Chula King


Coconut Shrimp

  • 24 large shrimp, 16 to 20 count or larger, peeled and deveined with tails left on
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • cup beer
  • 2 cups flaked sweetened coconut*
  • 2 cups peanut oil

Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce

  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons honey or to taste


Coconut Shrimp

  • Combine ½ cup flour, baking powder, egg and beer in a bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  • Place remaining ¼ cup flour, and coconut in separate bowls.
  • Hold shrimp by the tail and dredge in flour. Then, dip shrimp in beer batter; allow excess batter to drip off. Roll dipped shrimp in coconut. Place on wax paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining shrimp. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in Dutch oven or large frying pan to 375° F.
  • Fry shrimp in batches in hot oil, turning once for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Watch carefully to ensure that the coconut does not burn. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  • Serve with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce.
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings.

Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce

  • Combine orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, horseradish, and honey in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use. Yield: ½ cup.


*You can also use unsweetened coconut.


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg