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The Secret Ingredient : Crispy Pina Colada Shrimp Recipe

The Secret Ingredient : Crispy Pina Colada Shrimp Recipe
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    Main Dish

  • Cusine



Canola or vegetable oil for frying

16 11-15 count shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails attached

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 egg whites, whisked with 2 tablespoons water

1 cup dried shredded coconut

3/4 cup panko

Kosher salt

2 limes, cut into wedges

Store-bought pineapple salsa on the side


Fill a cast iron skillet halfway with oil, and heat over medium to medium-high heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees F. While the oil is heating, set up a breading station. Place three bowls next to each other. In the first, put the flour. In the second, the egg white whisked with water. In the third, the coconut and panko. Add salt to the flour and coconut mixture, and combine thoroughly with a fork. Dredge the shrimp first in flour, then in egg, and finally in panko-coconut, shaking off any excess between steps. Check that the oil has reached 350 degrees F. Add the shrimp in batches of 3 or 4 to the hot oil, and fry 30 to 45 seconds on each side, turning once. The shrimp will be crispy and golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Season the hot shrimp with salt, and serve with lime wedges immediately.