Top-ranked recipe named "Red Lobster's Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp"
The American seafood giant describes this savory dish as "jumbo butterflied shrimp hand-dipped in batter flavored with Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Rum and coconut flakes, and served with pina colada dipping sauce."
This secret recipe makes two times the size of a serving you get at Red Lobster, so there should be enough for everyone. The real thing comes with salsa on the side in addition to the pina colada sauce, but you may not even want to include it.
"I love coconut shrimp. This recipe was the best one for it! I didn't want to buy pino mix just for this, they don't come in mini bottles, unlike the liquor! So I used shredded coconut and cream cheese as a substitute. It was such gooood dip! Will definitely make this again. Thank youIThank you "- Kanzal
Prepare pina colada dipping sauce first by combining all the ingredients. Cover this and let it chill out in the fridge while you make the shrimp.
Heat oil to 350 degrees.
Measure 3/4 cup of flour into a medium bowl. In another medium bowl mix together the remaining 3/4 cup flour, sugar and salt. Stir milk and rum into flour mixture. Let this batter stand for 5 minutes. While the batter rests, combine panko bread crumbs and shredded coconut into a third medium bowl.
Butterfly cut each shrimp before you start the battering: Use a sharp knife to slice through the top of the shrimp (where the vein was) so that you can spread the shrimp open. Leave the tail intact.
To batter the shrimp, dip each one in the flour, then the wet batter, then coat each shrimp with the panko/coconut mixture. Arrange the shrimp on a plate until all of them are battered.
Fry the shrimp by dropping six at a time into the hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp are golden brown. Remove shrimp to a rack or paper towel to drain.
Serve shrimp with pina colada dipping sauce on the side, along with a small dish of your favorite salsa, if you like.
Serves 3 to 4 as an appetizer.
mommiichef3 6 months agoThis was a very delicious dish..I'm not really a seafood person but my husband is so I made this for the family and everyone enjoyed it..excellent..
ryanne_y_smith_1 1 year agoThis is delicious!!! Kids love it too ;)
claudiahidalgocarter 1 year ago
Amataka1 1 year agoOMG! Fantastic! Tasted just like red lobsters!!!!! We will be making this again and again and again
CookinQueenOf2 1 year ago
mlesher1 1 year ago
vani89 1 year agofamily liked it... recipie didnt say to buy sweet or unsweetend coconut... i used both but i liked the sweet one better... recipie was good but not like red lobster...
nicolegory 1 year agoLoved!! Used coconut milk as a substitution and they were devoured. My son is the shrimp lover and kept on asking for more and more.
Whykathy 2 years agoAwesome good! Really-------super good
Amosh 2 years agoMost tasty! Make sure your oil is the right temp.