Fried Coconut Shrimp

Fry-day: Coconut Shrimp

I’m always on the look out for cool recipes I can feature for my weekly fry-day feature. This week I’m breaking out the fryer and making some coconut battered shrimp! This is a classic restaurant dish and its pretty easy to make it keto friendly.Coconut Shrimp BatterStart by combining the liquids for the batter.CoconutThen get some unsweetened coconut.Coconut Flakes with Coconut BatterFor added texture, I used a combination of flaked and shredded coconut.Egg Yolk with Coconut MixtureI mixed that together and then added an egg yolk to help the mixture set.Finished Coconut batterHere’s the finished batter.Shrimp Ready for BatterThoroughly dry off the shrimp.  If you’re using frozen, make sure to thaw them first and remove any shell.  Keep the tail on.Battered ShrimpNow for the messy part, coat the shrimp in the batter.Frying Coconut ShrimpAnd throw it in the deep fryer!Coconut DipWhile the shrimp was cooking, I whipped up a sauce by combining mayo, unsweetened lime juice and some chili garlic sauce.  The chili garlic sauce is made by Huy Fong Foods who make Srirachi but this sauce doesn’t have carbs. Finished Coconut DipHere’s the finished sauce.Finished Fried Coconut ShrimpHere’s a close up of the coconut shrimp.  They turned out really well!  The coating stuck and turned golden brown.Fried Coconut ShrimpAll hail the coconut gods!

Fry-day: Coconut Shrimp
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Serving size: 6 Shrimp
  • Calories: 670
  • Fat: 69
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 11
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  • Shrimp
  • 12 Large Shrimp
  • 30 g Shredded Coconut
  • 15 g Flaked Coconut
  • 90 g Mayo (6 Tablespoons)
  • 45 g Unsweetened Coconut Milk (3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Dip
  • 60 g Mayo (4 Tablespoons)
  • 10 ml Chili Garlic Sauce (2 tsp)
  • 5 ml Unsweetened Lime Juice (1 tsp)
  1. Thaw and dry the shrimp
  2. Mix together the rest of the shrimp ingredients
  3. Coat the shrimp in the mixture
  4. Drop the shrimp into the fryer and cook until golden brown
  5. Mix the dip ingredients together
  6. Serve!

DeLonghi Deep Fryer
If you follow the blog, you know that I’ve gotten a little obsessed lately with my Deep Fryer to the point where I post a weekly Fry-day article. I had one of these in college and it always made me feel guilty using it. I feel so liberated that there are all sorts of keto friendly fried foods like nuggets, wings and brussels sprouts!
Cone Filters, 50 Pack
To keep your frying oil clean, you really need to filter it on a regular basis. Fryers will come with one or two filters in the kit but they run out fast. This 50 pack will keep you going for well over a year
Filter Stand
Use this stand in conjunction with standard cone filters to easily filter your oil. This system is in place of the filtering method that comes with your fryer.

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