Make it at Home: Coconut Shrimp

Spring has almost sprung, but for many of us, the cold temperatures at home have us longing for a warm, sunny vacay to Secrets Resorts & Spas! If you’re itching to get away, try making this delicious Coconut Shrimp that is sure to make you feel like you’re at our resorts. Pair it with a Margarita or Piña Colata for a true tropical experience!

Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients:

6-8 cups of vegetable oil
12 to 16 large shrimp
1 ½ cup of flour
2 tablespoons of sugar
Salt to taste
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of Captain Morgan’s Rum
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup shredded coconut

Directions:

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 ºF
  • Mix together ¾ cup of flour, sugar and salt
  • After thoroughly mixed, stir in milk and Captain Morgan’s rum and let the batter stand for 5 minutes
  • While the batter is resting, combine coconut and bread crumbs in a separate bowl
  • You can then begin coating the shrimp
  • First coat the shrimp in flour, then the wet batter and finally the bread crumb and coconut mixture.
  • After the shrimp is coated, fry the shrimp in the heated oil

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