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Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade and Mustard Dipping Sauce

I am in my last month of house sitting and trying to use all the bits and pieces of food that are in my pantry, freezer and refrigerator.  I had a little bit of coconut left from making Nanaimo Bars for Christmas gifts.  I could throw it out  but I have never made coconut shrimp.  How fun!

Coconut Shrimp

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp - peeled and deveined
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon ground white pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup ice water
2 cups shredded unsweeteed coconut
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup Dijon-style prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Peel, devein and wash shrimp. Dry well on paper towels.
Mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and white pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and the ice water. Stir to blend.
Pour the coconut into a shallow pan. Dip the shrimp one at a time into the batter, then roll the shrimp in the coconut. Once coated, place each shrimp into a frying pan of oil heated to 350F.   Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until lightly browned; about 4 minutes.
Bake the fried shrimp in a preheated 300F oven for 5 minutes.

Make the dipping sauce: combine marmalade, mustard and hot sauce in a small bowl. Mix well. Serve the shrimp and dipping sauce side by side.


  1. Du sucré/salé. Le bonheur pour moi.
    A bientôt.

  2. Ohh, so delicious! We love coconut shrimp with the marmalade, dijon sauce too. I just finished making a batch of Kumquat/Tangelo marmalade yesterday. Now there's an idea!

  3. We love coconut shrimp..Yours look perfect!

  4. wawww , Sarah that looks so delicious and what a gorgeous picture! Great recipe, thanks.

  5. quelle belle présentation!!!!
    ça ne peut être que divin
    bonne soirée

  6. That looks delicious! And actually reminds me that I have some shrimp left in the freezer as well! Might have to make this!

  7. Sarah, the shrimp is beautiful!!! Sweet and savory and chewy.. does it get better than that!!


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