Coconut Shrimp

Succulent prawns in a crispy coconut and panko coating, fried to golden perfection!
I’ve acquired a gentle spot for this explicit recipe, because it’s one which Chris made for our first New Years eve collectively a few years in the past.
Serve these Coconut Shrimp as an appetizer with candy and bitter sauce or sweet chilli sauce for dipping. Or serve them alongside some fried rice for a particular deal with.

Coconut prawns on a plate on a grey background. Dish of sweet and sour sauce is next to the prawns.

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Would you name these coconut prawns or coconut shrimp?

Normally within the UK, shrimp are generally known as the tiny little fingernail-sized brown shrimp.

Whereas the larger sized crustaceans are generally known as prawns.

Nevertheless for this explicit recipe, UK folks (at the very least those I’ve requested, and after doing to on-line analysis) appear to discuss with it as coconut shrimp.
Personally I can not resolve, so I will in all probability hold swapping between the 2 😁

📋 What do we’d like?

Ingredients for coconut shrimp on a wooden table

🔪 Tips on how to make this crispy prawns recipe

Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this put up.

  • Pat the prawns down with some kitchen roll to make sure they don’t seem to be too damp.
  • Take three large bowls. Add the flour and salt & pepper to the primary bowl. Combine the egg and coconut milk within the second bowl. Combine the panko and coconut within the third bowl.
  • Coat the prawns first within the flour, then dip into the egg combination, and at last coat within the coconut combination.
  • Shallow fry in sizzling oil till golden brown.
6 image collage showing how to make coconut shrimp

Take away from the pan with a slotted spoon or tongs, and place on a bit of kitchen paper to take away any extra oil.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP Prawns cook dinner shortly (2-3 minutes) – so take away them from the oil as quickly as they’re golden to cease them from overcooking and changing into rubbery.

Serve on their very own or with a stunning sauce for dipping. I wish to serve mine with candy and bitter sauce or sweet chilli sauce.

Coconut shrimp being dipped into a dish of sweet and sour sauce using chopsticks

🍽️ What to serve it with


Crispy perfection!

Close up of coconut shrimp on a plate next to a dish of sweet and sour sauce.

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Plate of coconut shrimp with a bowl of sweet and sour sauce nestled in. Plate is on a grey background.

Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Succulent prawns in a crispy coconut and panko coating, fried to golden perfection! Implausible as an appetizer or served with fried rice.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Complete Time 15 minutes

Course Appetizer

Delicacies American, Asian

Servings 4

Energy 364 kcal

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Warmth the oil in a big frying pan.

  • Pat the prawns down with some kitchen paper to make sure they don’t seem to be too damp.

  • Take three large bowls. Add the flour and salt & pepper to the primary bowl. Combine the egg and coconut milk within the second bowl. Combine the panko and coconut within the third bowl.

  • Coat the prawns first within the flour, then dip into the egg combination, and at last coat within the coconut combination.

  • When the oil is sizzling (you’ll be able to inform it is sizzling sufficient by putting a few he panko breadcfumbs in. In the event that they sizzle and begin to brown in a short time, it is prepared) add within the prawns.

  • Cook dinner the prawns on one facet till golden brown – about 1 – 1.5 minutes. Flip over and cook dinner the opposite facet till golden brown – about 1 minute.

  • Take away from the pan with a slotted spoon or tongs, and place on a bit of kitchen paper to take away any extra oil.

  • Switch to a serving plate and prime the prawns with a sprinkle of chopped parsley. Serve with candy and bitter or candy chilli sauce should you like.

✎ Notes

Can I exploit cooked prawns?
Sure, you should use contemporary ready-cooked prawns, or frozen ready-cooked prawns which have been totally defrosted. They are not fairly as tender, however they nonetheless style nice.
Can I make them forward and reheat?
They’re greatest when freshly cooked, however you can also make them forward as long as you are utilizing uncooked prawns.
Through the use of uncooked prawns, you are cooking them as soon as, then reheating them as soon as.
When you had been to be utilizing prepared cooked prawns, which means they’d be cooked earlier than shopping for, cooked once more with the recipe after which reheated once more. That is too many occasions to reheat from a meals security perspective. So I do not advocate that.

If i am cooking forward, I wish to cook dinner and freeze them, slightly than retailer within the fridge, as they’re much less prone to turn into soggy.
When you did wish to cook dinner forward, use uncooked prawns, cook dinner, cool shortly, then freeze in an air-tight container or bag. You could wish to freeze for a few hours on a tray first, then switch to a bag to make sure they do not stick collectively, though I discover they do not have a tendency to stay collectively even when I put them straight in a freezer bag.
Reheat the prawns within the oven from frozen, on a baking tray. Ensure that the prawns are in a single layer. Warmth at 200C/400F till piping sizzling all through. I discover this takes about 7-8 minutes.
They will go a bit darkish then they had been after they had been first fried. They need to nonetheless have a stunning crispy coating.

Dietary info is per serving.
This recipes serves 4 – which is about 5-6 prawns every. I’ve calculated approx 4tbsp of oil is absorbed through the cooking course of. Your prawn coating might take up a bit extra or rather less.

Vitamin

Energy: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 17gFats: 26gSaturated Fats: 10gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 198mgSodium: 599mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 62IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 4mg

Key phrases Any Time Of the yr, Chinese language New 12 months, Sport Day

This put up was first printed in Dec 2014. Up to date in Feb 2021 with new Photographs, Enhancements to the recipe and with a video.

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