Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale
Show: Simply Laura
1 hr 5 min
30 min
4 to 6 servings
1 hr 5 min
30 min
4 to 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 1/4 cups sparkling water 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut 
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch 
  • 1 pound large shrimp (21- to 25-count), peeled, deveined and butterflied with tails left on
  • Safflower oil or other flavorless oil, for frying 
  • Sweet chili sauce, such as Mae Ploy, for serving


Watch how to make this recipe.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, granulated garlic, paprika and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Whisk in the sparkling water and egg. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut and breadcrumbs. Put the cornstarch in a third shallow dish. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Take each shrimp by its tail, dust it in the cornstarch, dip it in the batter (shake off as much of the excess as you can) and coat it in the coconut mixture, then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining shrimp. Pop the shrimp in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Pour enough oil in a cast-iron skillet to come halfway up the sides of the skillet and heat until nice and hot, about 375 degrees F.

Fry the shrimp in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Drain them on a paper towel-lined plate and serve right away with a side of sweet chili sauce.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:


Baked Coconut Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Coconut Tempura Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Coconut Shrimp Curry

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen

Coconut Shrimp with Peanut Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Shrimp and Scallop Coconut Ceviche

Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora

Coconut Shrimp with Lime Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith


Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here