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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Coconut Fried Shrimp

2 pounds peeled and deveined, uncooked shrimp
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups coconut, shredded
  oil for deep frying
Thaw shrimp if frozen, rinse and set aside to drain. Measure 1/2 cup of flour and set aside. Combine remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, milk, baking powder, curry and salt, mix well. Place reserved flour and shredded coconut in separate shallow pans. Dredge shrimp in flour, dip in batter, then roll in coconut. Deep fry in hot oil at 350 F, until coconut is golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper, then transfer to warm tray. Serve hot with sweet-and-sour sauce.

6 servings

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

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