Coconut Shrimp


These coconut shrimp are rolled in a coconut beer batter before frying. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce — I use orange marmalade, mustard, and horseradish mixed to taste for a dipping sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
24 coconut shrimp

This coconut shrimp is perfectly crispy and beautifully golden brown. Plus, it's incredibly easy to make!

How to Make Coconut Shrimp

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Coconut Shrimp Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need to make homemade coconut shrimp:

· You'll need all-purpose flour, an egg, beer, and baking powder for the beer batter.
· If your shrimp isn't already peeled and deveined, you can do it yourself with our handy guide.
· Make sure to use unsweetened coconut flakes.
· Use a cooking oil with a high smoke point, such as peanut oil or vegetable oil.

How to Make Coconut Shrimp

Here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated coconut shrimp recipe:

1. Whisk some of the flour, the egg, beer, and baking powder together.
2. Dredge the shrimp in flour, dip it in the beer batter, and roll in the coconut flakes.
3. Refrigerate the shrimp for half an hour, then fry the shrimp in hot oil until golden brown.

What to Serve With Coconut Shrimp

Serve this coconut shrimp with tartar sauce or our sweet and savory Orange Dipping Sauce for Coconut Shrimp. For side dish inspiration, explore our collection of Best Sides for Shrimp That Complete the Meal.

How to Store Coconut Shrimp

You can store your leftovers in a shallow, airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven. If you'd like to keep it for longer than that, you can freeze the coconut shrimp for up to three months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I followed a tip from other reviewers and chopped the coconut," according to June. "SOOOO good! Pretty easy, too! A 'can't beat it' combination — good and easy!"

"The beer batter can be and will be used for more," says crimsonflames. "This coconut shrimp recipe truly does rival good restaurant quality. It's everyone's favorite now."

"It was fabulous," raves Susan VanEssen. "Easy to make, but the refrigeration is essential."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, divided

  • cup beer

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 cups flaked coconut

  • 24 medium raw shrimp, shelled, deveined, with tails attached

  • 3 cups oil for frying


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper; set aside.

  2. Whisk together 1/2 cup flour, beer, egg, and baking powder in a medium bowl until smooth. Place coconut and remaining 1/4 cup flour in 2 separate bowls.

  3. One at a time, hold shrimp by the tail and dredge in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in beer batter; allow excess to drip off. Roll in coconut, then place on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Working in batches, fry shrimp in hot oil, turning once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Use tongs to remove shrimp to paper towels to drain.

    close up view of Coconut Shrimp on a plate with sauce, peas and rice on a white plate

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1166 Calories
118g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 118g 151%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 4g
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 125mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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