Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Orange Marmalade Sauce


Shrimp coated in coconut flakes, golden fried with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon water

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup coconut flakes

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact

  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • ½ cup orange marmalade

  • 1 teaspoon horseradish


  1. Place flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Whisk egg and water together in a separate bowl. Pour coconut milk in a third bowl. Place coconut flakes in a fourth bowl.

  2. Hold a shrimp by the tail and coat in flour well, making sure to leave tail clean. Dip in egg coating; return to flour and cover again. Dip in coconut milk; roll in coconut flakes. Place on a sheet of wax paper or a plate. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat until a drop of water crackles when dripped into in the pan. Place shrimp in skillet in batches if needed, with small space between each. Fry until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate covered with napkins to drain excess oil.

  4. Combine orange marmalade and horseradish together in a bowl for sauce. Adjust ratio to taste. Serve as a dip with the shrimp.

Editorial Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

687 Calories
35g Fat
72g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 687
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 552mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 458mg 10%

* 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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