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Coconut Shrimp with Apricot Sauce
Coconut Shrimp with Apricot Sauce

(cooking time: 12 raw shrimp, peeled, veins removed, tail left intact

  • Dry breadcrumbs – ¼ cup
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut – ¼ cup
  • All-purpose flour – 2 tbsps
  • 1 medium egg, beaten slightly
  • Butter – 2 tbsps
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsps
  • Apricot jam – ½ cup
  • Red pepper flakes – ½ tsp, crushed
  • Rice wine vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Mix the 3 final ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Mix breadcrumbs with coconut in a small bowl. Add flour and whisked egg in to other separate small bowls.
  • Arrange the bowls in the order: flour, egg, breadcrumbs/coconut.
  • Preheat a frying pan over medium heat. Add a tbsp of both butter and oil, let heat.
  • Take shrimps by the tail and dip them into flour, egg and coconut mixture in turn. Set aside.
  • Add 6 shrimps into the pan, cook for 2 minutes per side, flipping once. Don’t crowd the shrimp – you want them to cook through evenly.
  • Transfer cooked shrimps onto a paper towel to remove the excess fat.
  • Discard the frying fats from the pan. Add new butter and oil, repeat with the remaining 6 shrimps.


  • If you want a healthier appetizer, try baking your shrimp: pre-heat oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas Mark 7. Place coated shrimps onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 5 to 6 minutes, flip over and cook for 5 to 6 minutes more.