March 18, 2010

Coconut Shrimp

One of my favorite meals when I go to Hawaii is Macky's Coconut Shrimp. My mouth drools just thinking about it. I was having a little Spring fever and wanted something that reminded me of warmer weather.
This is not quite like Macky's (nothing could ever be!) but it was simple and tied me over until my next trip out to the North Shore.

Coconut Shrimp
1 lb shrimp, peeled and devined
1 1/2 c tempura batter
1 c coconut
ice cold water, or club soda
Peanut or Canola oil

1. Heat oil to 350 degrees. Should have enough oil so that shrimp will be completely submerged.
2. Once you have peeled and devined shrimp, set on paper towel to dry
3. Get your ingredients ready
4. Mix dry tempura batter and coconut
5. Mix in enough water to make a thick batter consistency (like a cake-mix cake batter)
Dip shrimp in batter so evenly coated, place directly in oil. Do not put too many shrimp in your oil or the oil temperature will get too low (I keep my thermometer in to help me keep an eye on it). Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and  drain on paper towel for a minute. 6. Serve warm with favorite dipping sauce.

This is our favorite dipping sauce - it's what Maky uses. I buy it in Hawaii, so if you can't find it - choose something similar, or that you like.


Unknown said...

Oh good heavens sarah, this looks amazing!! I make cocnut shrimp but have never thought to do it with tempura...that seems almost sinful!!

I can't to try this out!

I love that sauce too, it's a staple at our house! I always add a spoonful of peach preserves for an extra touch of sweetness!

Rachel said...

Oh, I LOVE coconut shrimp. Yummy! And anything with tempura is automatically awesome.

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

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FabFrugalFood said...

Who doesn't love coconut shrimp?

Thanks for the great post.

Mary Bergfeld said...

We also love Mae Ploy and use it often. Your recipe for coconut shrimp sounds and looks wonderful. I just stopped by to say hello but stayed longer than I planned. I'll be back often to visit. I like what you are doing here.

vanessa said...

oh holy moly I want this now!

Unknown said...

Just found your blog and I love your recipes! Nice to see another redhead foodie blogger.

Monica&Kevin said...

I love that sauce! This looks really yummy...thanks!